Ashish Jakhar from Haryana sets National Youth record in hammer throw
Ashish Jakhar from Haryana on 17 April 2015 set a national youth record in boys’ hammer throw event and won gold medal in the 12th National Youth Athletics Championships held in Bambolim, Goa.
In this event, Ashish had hurled 5kg ball-and-chain at record distance of 72.04 metres in a second throw which made a national youth record. In his opening throw he had hurdled at a distance of 71.92 metres.
With this, he broke the previous national record of 70.35 metres which was set by Haryana’s Sukhdev Singh in 2009.
While, Uttar Pradesh’s Miraj Ali took the silver medal with a 68.35 metres throw in the meet.
Hammer throw event in the 12th National Youth Athletics Championships is also the selection trials for the inaugural Asian Youth Championships which are to be held in Doha in May 2015.
At present and so far this season, only Chinese thrower Xu Wenjie has a better mark than Ashish in the Asian rankings, with a 72.35 metres throw.