Jyothi Yarraji becomes first Indian woman hurdler to break 13 second barrier

Jyothi Yarraji on Monday created historical past by turning into the primary Indian girl to clock a authorized sub-13 second time in 100m hurdles whereas smashing her personal file on the Nationwide Open Athletics Championships right here on Monday.

The 23-year-old Yarraji, representing Railways, cruised to victory in 12.82 seconds and, with the wind gauge studying 0.9m/s, she couldn’t be denied her nationwide file timing a second time.

She had gained the identical occasion within the Nationwide Video games in Gandhinagar in a time of 12.79 seconds however was supported by wind that exceeded the permissible restrict. Her earlier nationwide file was 13.04 set in Might.

Yarraji was unstoppable on Monday. She had already owned the meet mark with 13.18 seconds within the heats, bettering the file of 13.38 seconds set by Anuradha Biswal in Chennai 20 years in the past.

Within the ultimate, she hit the entrance by the point the seven athletes obtained to the second hurdle and was a cushty winner.

The Railways star, who hails from Andhra Pradesh and trains in Bhubaneswar, capped a nice season, with a fumble solely on the Nationwide Inter-State Championships in Chennai in June.

She thus grew to become the second quickest Asian within the occasion this 12 months and earned a spot simply exterior the continent’s all-time high 10 record.

It was the third time this 12 months that she rewrote the nationwide file. She broke Anuradha Biswal’s nationwide mark of 13.38 set in 2002 with 13.11 in Loughborough College on Might 22.

4 days later, she raised the bar to 13.04 seconds in Vught, Netherlands. Earlier, she had a 13.09-second effort within the Federation Cup in Kozhikode however was denied by extreme wind pace.

Late on Sunday night, Parshant Singh Kanhiya (Railways) claimed the boys’s pole vault meet file when he cleared 5.15m.

S Siva, who broke his personal nationwide file within the latest Nationwide Video games, cleared 5.00m to concede a good-looking victory to Kanhiya.


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