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Abha Khatua smashes the national record for women's shot put.

Asian Championship medalist Abha Khatua broke the women's shot put national record with a throw of 18.41 metres at the National Federation Cup athletics tournament in Bhubaneswar on Monday. Abha, who represented Maharashtra, broke Manpreet Kaur's 2022 mark by 18.06 metres. Abha equaled the national record at the Asian Championships in Bangkok the previous year. She participated in three competitions this year. She had previously thrown 17.56 metres at the Indian Open Throws and 16.59 metres at the Indian Grand Prix in Bengaluru.

Abha Khatua smashes the national record for women's shot put.

Asian Championship medalist Abha Khatua broke the women's shot put national record with a throw of 18.41 metres at the National Federation Cup athletics tournament in Bhubaneswar on Monday. Abha, who represented Maharashtra, broke Manpreet Kaur's 2022 mark by 18.06 metres. Abha equaled the national record at the Asian Championships in Bangkok the previous year. She participated in three competitions this year. She had previously thrown 17.56 metres at the Indian Open Throws and 16.59 metres at the Indian Grand Prix in Bengaluru.

 

The shot putter, who wanted to meet the qualification criteria for the Olympics in Paris (18.80 m), would be encouraged with her performance on Monday. "I'm excited about today's throw. I'm a little annoyed because my throw of 18.85 metres was a foul and the qualifying standard for the Paris Olympics is 18.80 metres. I'm still capable of it." will try to qualify for Paris through two Grand Prix events and an inter-state competition," said Abha, a native of West Bengal who is currently representing Maharashtra. With her fifth attempt of 6.53m, Keralan Nayana James won gold in the long jump, capping off an already stellar season V In March, Nayana made the third highest jump of any Indian woman, after Anja Bobby George and her pupil Shaila Singh, the mark needed to qualify for the Paris Olympics.

 

Shaila's fourth attempt of 6.34 metres put her in second place. Global The 2021 junior silver champion struggled with the run, especially on the second and third attempts, and Shaili, who set a personal best of 6.76m last year, is now 39th in the Road to Paris standings qualified for Paris, must improve on her top 32 finish in international competitions.Jeswin Aldrin finished sixth in the men's long jump with a jump of 7.63m.She is the best national record holder (8.42m) in four events this season. 83 m. If Aldrin is to qualify, he must replace Murali Sreeshankar, who will miss the Paris Olympics due to a knee ailment that required surgery. The top qualifier was Aditya Kumar Singh of Madhya Pradesh (7.73m). With a time of 20.62 seconds in the men's 200m final, Odisha's Animesh Kujur almost achieved a national record. Amlan Borgohain holds the national record (20.52 seconds). Nalubothu Shanumaga of Andhra Pradesh (20.97 seconds) and Jay Shah of Maharashtra (21.31 seconds) came second and third respectively.


 

The men's javelin event on Wednesday will be Neeraj Chopra's main event. He was given direct entry to the final along with India's number two Kishore Jena. For the first time in his three years as an Olympic champion, Chopra will be competing in India. He hails from the Doha Diamond League, where he threw 88.36 metres on Friday to finish second. Jena finished tenth in the meet with 76.31m. Javelin throwers who throw over 75m will go straight to the final round, according to the Athletics Federation of India. The qualifying round will select the final three throwers for the championship match. A fantastic show is expected at the Kalinga Stadium featuring DP Manu, another 80+ bowler in the country. This is my third time competing in India. So kindly turn up in large numbers and help Indian sportspersons, Chopra wrote on social media.

 


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