Punjab’s Gurindervir Singh won the men’s 100 metres dash with a meet record of 10.27 seconds at the National Inter-State Athletics Championships in Patiala. Lovepreet Singh of Punjab was second with a time of 10.47 secs while Amiya Kumar Mallick of Odisha was third with a time of 10.49 secs.
Mallick holds the national record of 10.26 secs. In the women’s 100m dash, S Dhanalakshmi powered her way to victory with a time of 11.52 secs, while Dutee Chand finished fourth. Amasha de Silva of Sri Lanka was second with a time of 11.59 secs while Archana Suseendran of Tamil Nadu was third with a time of 11.60 secs. Tejaswin Shankar, the national record holder in the men’s high jump, cleared 2.20m to win the high jump title.