Sameer emerges fastest athlete of 56th National Inter-state Athletics

Posted on:01 Jul 2016 12:37:05

Sameer emerges fastest athlete of 56th National Inter-state Athletics
01 July 2016 Current Affairs GK: Sameer Mon, the veteran sprinter of India, on 30 June 2016 won gold in 100 meter dash in 10.60 seconds at the 56th National Inter-state Senior Athletics Championships in Hyderabad.

With this, Sameer, representing Manipur, also became the fastest athlete in the country.

32-year-old Sameer was a member of the bronze winning Indian 4x100m relay quartet in Delhi Commonwealth Games. He had earlier won the Inter-state titles in 2008 and 2011.

Other results of 56th National Inter-state Senior Athletics Championships : 

Women's 100 metre dash : Reena George of Karnataka won Gold by clocking 11.99 seconds. Earlier, she switched from 400 meter dash to 100 meter dash.

Women's pole vault : Khyati Vakharia of Karnataka won Gold by clearing the season’s best 3.80 metre.

Women's 100 metre hurdles : M Sugina of Kerala clocked a personal best of 14.17 seconds to win gold.

Men’s 110 metre hurdles : D Sreekanth of Kerala won Gold by clocking personal best of 14.54 seconds.

Women’s Triple Jump : Shilpa Chacko won third gold for Kerala by clearing 13.22 metre. She was the only jumper among the four participants to leap over 13 metre.

Men's 20 km walk : Gujarat's Babubhai Panocha took his third Inter-state title in men's with a time of 1 hour 31 minutes 26 seconds.

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