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Kerala hosts country’s first ever transgender athletic meet

Kerala has conducted the country’s first-ever transgender one-day athletic meet in Thiruvananthapuram. The event saw the participation of 132 participants belonging to 12 districts of the state. No participant representing Idukki and Pathanamthitta districts participated in the event. The event was jointly organised by Kerala sports council and Sexual Gender Minority Federation of Kerala. In the competition, six events were conducted, namely, 100 metres, 200 metres, and 400 metres running; 100x 4 relay race, high jump and shot put.

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Manpreet Kaur wins shot put gold at Asian Grand Prix, sets new national record

Shot putter Manpreet Kaur broke her own 2015 national record at the Asian Grand Prix in Jinhua, China. Her performance in the event has helped her to earn a gold medal and qualify for the World Championships to be held in London in August 2017.  Her outstanding performance in the first leg of the Asian Grand Prix has helped her to reach No 1 spot in the world rankings. Manpreet kaur’s performance at the event was overwhelming. Her throw is adjudged as the best by any shotputter this year. In addition, her throw was 32 centimeters more than the Rio Olympic gold medallist Michelle Carter. Kaur had become the first Indian woman to qualify for the shot put event at the Rio Olympics. But she managed to finish only 23rd in Rio.

Overall, India managed to bag seven medals including one gold, four silver and two bronze at the event. Two silver medals were secured by Tintu Lukka and Jinson Johnson. Shot putter Om Prakash managed to claim bronze with a distance of 18.41m. India’s world junior champion in javelin, Neeraj Chopra managed to win silver. Long jumper Neena Varakil has claimed silver and the national record holder in 100m sprint, Dutee Chand bagged bronze for the team.

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National Youth Athletics Meet: Haryana is Champion

Haryana emerged champion beating Kerala at the National Youth Athletics Meet. Kerala was at the top place for the last five years. Haryana emerged champions with 166.5 points. Kerala has finished as the runners-up. However, Kerala managed to retain the team crown for girls while Haryana boys topped and won the boys’ title.

At the meet, Rohit Yadav improved his personal best in javelin throw and has a set a new meet record. Pole vaulter Nivya Antony of Kerala equaled her national youth record set at Coimbatore during the junior nationals.

The National youth athletics championships were held at the GMC Balayogi Athletics Stadium, Gachibowli, from April 21 to 23. The meet saw the participation of about 505 athletes.

The National youth athletics meet assumes importance as it was a selection meet for selecting Indian teams to participate in the Asian Championships in May in Bangkok and the World Youth Championships in Nairobi in July. The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) had requested the Director, Anti Doping Agency to depute technical delegates and officials for the conduct of the meet and to prevent misuse of banned substances.

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