National Athletic Meet: Kerala women win first 3 medals in pole vault; State leads with 116 points
Lucknow: Kerala is leading with six medals including two golds on the third day of National Senior Athletic Championship in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
Kerala women bagged all three top medals in pole vault and another gold medal in 10,000 metre men’s race. Kerala is leading the championship - with 116 medals - which will conclude on Friday.
In the women’s pole vault, Kerala’s Krishna Rachan (3.80m), Nivya Antony (3.60m) and M K Sinju (3.30m) won gold, silver and bronze medals respectively. In men’s 10,000 metre race, T Gopi won gold while in men’s high jump, Jio Jose (2.21 m) bagged silver. Jisna Mathew (53.08 seconds) secured a bronze in women’s 400 metre race.
Gopi who had already qualified for the world championship completed his course on Thursday by 30 minutes 52.75 seconds.
Even on the third day of the meet, no new person qualified for world championship scheduled to be held in September 2019 in Doha.