Dutee Chand sprints away with a new Indian Universities meet record- 29022020

Bhubaneswar- Indian sprinting ace Dutee Chand came and stole the limelight on her first day of competition this year, winning the women’s 100m in a new Indian Universities meet record time of 11.49 seconds on the penultimate day of the inaugural Khelo India University Games at the Kalinga Stadium here on Saturday.

Her time was faster than the 11.56 clocked by N Simi (Mangalore University) in 2018, but Dutee Chand owns the Indian university all-time record with a time of 11.32 seconds in winning the World University Games gold last year.

“I was not expecting to go much faster in my first competition after the off-season. I am happy with the 11.49, though I would have liked to a sub 11.40 to begin with,” she said, having clocked 11.61 in the heats in the morning. She is chasing the Olympic qualifying standard of 11.20 seconds to secure a ticket to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

“The Corona virus and the resulting travel regulations make me unsure if I will get to compete in Europe. I guess I will have to seek the Olympic qualifying time in an Indian competition this season,” Dutee Chand said, sporting a wide grin as she walked to the warm-up track for a recovery session in preparation of the 200m sprint on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Greco-Roman wrestler Saddam Kasim Shaikh, who won 60kg class competition, was Savitribai Phule Pune University’s only gold winner on Saturday. And that helped his university take their gold count to 16 and stay ahead of a surging Panjab University (15). Punjabi University (10), Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak (9) and Jain University (8) complete the top five.

In the Saheed Nagar Stadium, Lovely Professional University’s judokas won two gold medals on Saturday to see their institution finish on top of the heap with three gold. Ritik (men’s +100kg class) and Anmol (women’s 78kg  class) were the champions on a day when Deendayal Upadhyaya University and University of Delhi claimed one gold medal each.

Back on the athletics track, Narendra Pratap Singh (Mangalore University) and Jyoti (Panjab University) completed their respective long distance doubles, winning the 5000m gold on Saturday morning. Not to be left behind PO Sayna added the 400m Hurdles gold to the quarter-mile title won on Friday, with an all-India Universities record to boot.

Not long later, Punjabi University’s Harmilan Bains added the 800m crown to the 1500m gold she won a day earlier and made her athlete parents, Amandeep Bains and Madhuri Saxena-Bains. She showed keen race tactics, first avoiding being bottled, then pulling away from the leader Ladkat Yamuna (Savitribai Phule Pune University) at the bell and cruising to victory.

Krishna Kumar (Mangalore University) won the grueling Decathlon, scoring 6210 points over two days. G Kathiravan (Bharathidasan University) needed the photo finish camera to separate him from M Kartikeyan (Bharathiar University) by three-thousandth of second in the men’s 100m final which saw them break the beam in 10.68 seconds.

The results

Athletics
Men
100m: 1. G Kathiravan (Bharathidasan University) 10.68 seconds; 2. M Karthikeyan (Bharathiar University) 10.68; 3. A Vignesh (Mangalore University) 10.72.
800m: 1. Gaurav Yadav (Periyar University) 1:51.28; 2. Chaitanya Vilas Holgare (Savitribai Phule Pune University) 1:51.57; 3. Gourav Sharma (Jiwaji University) 1:51.87.
5000m: 1. Narendra Pratap Singh (Mangalore University) 14:18.19 (New All India Universities Record. Old: 14:19.39 S Kumar, Punjabi University, 2011); 2. Adesh (Mangalore University) 14:27.71; 3. Kisan Narsi Tadvi (Savitribai Phule Pune University) 14:27.71.
400m Hurdles: 1. D Amarnath (Rani Channamma University) 51.76 seconds; 2. Manjeet (Guru Jambheshwar University) 51.95; 3. Abhay Narayan Yadav (Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia University) 51.96.
Pole Vault: 1. Manish Singh (Rajiv Gandhi University) 4.60m; 2. P Gowtham (Bharathiar University) 4.40; 3. Dheena Dhayalan (University of Madras) 4.20.
High Jump: 1. Aadarsh Ram (University of Madras) 2.14m; 2. Alan Jose (University of Kerala) 2.08; 3. T Aromal (Mangalore University) 2.04.
Discus Throw: 1. Praveen Kumar Nehra (Maharaja Ganga Singh University) 50.47m; 2. Ujjwal (Maharashi Dayanand University) 48.51; 3. Bhanu Sharma (University of Rajasthan) 48.11.
Decathlon: 1. Krishna Kumar (Mangalore University) 6210 points (100m: 11.48; LH: 6.57; SP: 12.22; HJ: 1.84; 400m: 55.70; 110mH: 15.90; DT: 33.92; PV: 3.50; JT: 57.52; 1500m: 5:26.01).
4x100m Relay: 1. Mahatma Gandhi University (K Hari Subramanian, Nithin Raj, Athul Senan and Omkar Nath) 41.39 seconds; 2. Mangalore University 41.45; 3. Bharathidasan University 42.90.
20km Race Walk: 1. Juned (Mangalore University) 1:29:51.80; 2. Hardeep (Maharshi Dayanand University) 1:30:00.00; 3. Neeraj Kumar Chaurasiya (Deendayal Upadhyaya University) 1:32.02.00.
Women
100m: 1. Dutee Chand (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology) 11.49 seconds (New Indian Universities meet record. Old: 11.56, N Simi, Mangalore University, 2018); 2. S Dhanalakshmi (Mangalore Universities) 11.99; 3. SS Sneha (Acharya Nagarjuna University) 12.08.
800m: 1. Harmilan Bains (Punjabi University) 2:06.40; 2. Ladkar Yamuna (Savitribai Phule Pune University) 2:06.80; 3. Gowthami (Bharathiar University) 2:07.32.
5000m: 1. Jyoti (Panjab University) 16:59.44; 2. Komal Jagdale (Savitrivai Phule Pune University) 17:01.67; 3. Sonika (Maharshi Dayanand University) 17:02.08.
400m Hurdles: 1. PO Sayana (University of Kerala) 58.71 seconds (New All-India Universities Record. Old: 59.15, M Loganayagi, Periyar University, 2018); 2. Anjali Jose (Mahatma Gandhi University) 59.74; 3. Nanhi (Maharshi Dayanand University)1:00.52.
Discus Throw: 1. Seema (Chaudhary Bansi Lal University) 46.64m; 2. Nidhi Rani  (Mangalore Ubiversitu) 46.32; 3. Bhavana Yadav (University of Delhi) 45.90.
4x100m Relay: 1. Mahatma Gandhi University (Nimmy Biju, A Arathy, PS Akshatha and SS Sneha) 47.37 seconds; 2. Panjab University 48.52; 3. University of Calicut 48.98.
20km Race Walk: 1. Sonal Sukhwal (Mohanlal Sukhadia University) 1:39:43.00: 2. Rakhi Kushbala (Prof. Rajendra Singh University) 1:40:35.00; 3. Shivani (Rajiv Gandhi University) 1:41:47.00

Boxing
Women
48kg class: Rajni Singh (Dr BR Ambedkar University, Agra)) beat Anshu (Lovely Professional University). Bronze medals: Aarti (Kurukshetra University) and Shobha Kohali (Kumaun University).
51kg class: Monika (Panjab University) beat Soniya (Mewar University); Bronze medals: BR Pavithra Raj (Madurai Kamaraj University) and Deepa Kumari (Lovely Professional University).
54kg class: Minakshi (Maharshi Dayanand University) beat Gayatri Kasniyal (Kumaun University). Bronze medals: Savita (Kurukshetra University) and Chetna Saini (YBN University, Ranchi).
57kg class: Poonam (Guru Jambheshwar University) beat Vinakshi (Himachal Pradesh University), Bronze medals: Jasmine (Panjab University) and Aparajita Mani (Deen Dayal Upadhyaya University).
60kg class: Siwi (Kurukshetra University) beat Soniya Bomjan (Manipur University). Bronze medals: Mandeep Kaur (Punjabi University) and Parul (Lovely Professional University).
64kg class: Joshmi Jose (University of Kerala) beat Vinka (Kurukshetra University). Bronze medals: Amita (University of Delhi) and Lalita (Maharaja Ganga Singh University).
69kg class: Anjali (Mewar University) beat Amrit (Chandigarh University). Bronze medals: Nishu (Maharshi Dayanand University) and Gagandeep Kaur (Punjabi University).
75kg class: KA Indraja (University of Kerala) beat Imroz Khan (Barkatullah University). Bronze medals: Sanika Sasane (Shivaji University) and Akansa Ahire (University of Mumbai).
81kg class: Sushma (Chandigarh University) beat Chandan Choidhary (Maharaja Ganga Singh University). Bronze medals: Sheetal Shaji (University of Kerala) and Sandhya (Himachal Pradesh University.
+81kg class: Neha Yadav (Kurukshetra University) beat PM Anaswara (University of Kerala). Bronze medals: Monika Negi (Himachal Pradesh University) and Shaayan Pathan (Dr. BR Ambedkar University, Agra).
Football: Kerala University beat Punjabi University . Bronze medal play-off:  Adamas University, Kolkata, 2 (Bablu Oraon 22nd minute, Debjit Basak 72) beat Sant Baba Bhag Singh University 0.

Judo (4)
Men
100kg class: Deepak Deswal (University of Delhi) beat Vishal (Maharshi Dayanand University); Bronze medals: Avnish (Indira Gandhi University) and Manthan Janghu (Barkatullah University).
+100kg class: Ritik Kumar (Lovely Professional University beat Dhruv Raj Singh Gohil (Swarnim Gujarat Sports University); Bronze medals: Ankit Kaushik (Singhania University) and Lalit (Indira Gandhi University).
Women
78kg class: Anmol (Lovely Professional University) beat Rucha Dhopeshwar (Savitribai Phule Pune University). Bronze medals: Manpreet Kaur (Punjabi University) and Shikha Bhau (Cluster University of Jammu).
+78kg class: Tulika Maan (Deendayal Upadhyaya University, Gorakhpur) beat Navleen Kaur Sachdeva (University of Delhi). Bronze medals: Megha Sunny (University of Calicut) and Muskan (DAV University, Jalandhar).

Tennis
Men: University of Madras beat Panjab University 2-1 (Vimalraj Jayachandran lost to udit Kambhok 4-6, 3-6; Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugham beat Neeraj Yashpal 7-5, 6-2; Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugham and Vimalraj Jayachandran beat Udit Kamboj and Neeraj Yashpal 4-6, 6-2, 10-3). Bronze medal play-off: Gujarat University beat Barkatullah University 2-0.
Women: Osmania University beat Gujarat University 2-1 (Anusha Kondaveeti lost to Deepshika Shaw 4-6, 6-7 (3); Shravia Shivani Chilkalapudi beat Ishwari Gautam Seth 6-0, 7-6 (7); Shravia Shivani Chilkalapudi and Anusha Kondaveeti beat Deepshika Shaw and Iswari Gautam Seth 6-4, 6-2). Bronze medal play-off: University of Rajasthan beat Delhi University 2-0.
Weightlifting
+109kg class: 1. Avinash (Panjab University) 307kg (142, 165); 2. Gagan Kwatra (Lovely Professional University) 282 (130, 152); 3. KV Kushal Gowda (Mangalore University) 271 (121, 150).
Women
+87kg class: 1. MT Anna Mariya (University of Calicut) 187kg (80, 107); 2. Mehak Sharma (Lovely Professional University) 174 (78, 96); 3. Amrutha K Jayan (University of Calicut) 152 (64, 88).

Wrestling
Men
Freestyle
65kg class: 1. Anuj Kumar (Chaudhary Devi Lal University); 2. Ayush Kumar (Deen Dayal Upadhyaya); 3. Rohit (Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Sikar University).
97kg class: 1. Deepak (Baba Mast Nath University);  2. Ankit Malik (Maharashi Dayanand University); 3. Guradeshwar Singh (Punjabi University).
Greco-Roman
60kg class: 1. Saddam Kasim Shaikh (Savitribai Phule Pune University) ; 2. Sunny Jadjav (Barkatullah University); 3. Santosh Sanjay Hirugade (Shivaji University).
82kg class: 1. Harsh (Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, New Delhi); 2. Karandeep (Sant Baba Bhag Singh University); 3. Bhagwant Singh (VBS Purvanchal University).
Women
53kg class: 1. Pooja (Barkatullah University); 2. Manpreet Kaur (Sant Baba Bhag Singh University); 3. Komal Sunil Desai (University of Mumbai).
57kg class: 1. Anju (Guru Jambheshwar University); 2. Bharti Bhagel (Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad); 3. Luxmi (Kurukshetra University).
68kg class: 1. Tamanna (Maharashi Dayanand University); 2. Anshu Gurjar (Chaudhary Charan Singh University); 3. Radha Devi (Himachal Pradesh University).
72kg class: 1. Aneri Sonkar (Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Vishwavidyalaya); 2. Sanofar Pathan (Gujarat University); 3. Lakshmi (Kannur University). 

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