Punjab’s Devansh Jagga produced a sensational efficiency to interrupt the nationwide document within the under-16 discus throw competitors on the thirty seventh AFI Nationwide Junior Athletics Championships right here on Friday.
Devansh, a tenth customary scholar from the border city of Fazilka, broke the nationwide and meet document 4 occasions regardless of going through the problem of getting to throw early within the day and on a circle that took some getting used to.
Fourth final yr, Devansh opened with a throw of 55.02m to get the data and improved that with 55.03m on his third go to, 55.98m on the fifth and 57.01m on the ultimate try on the Athletics Stadium within the SAI Regional Centre.
Uttar Pradesh lengthy jumpers Shaili Singh and Nidhi received the U-20 girls’s and U-18 ladies titles with meet data.
Shaili broke Renu’s meet mark of 6.22m — set in 2018 — with a profitable leap of 6.38m on her third try, whereas Nidhi improved on the document of 6.10m — set 21 years in the past by Ruta Patkar — with a 6.12m effort on her second strive.
“Although I received the nationwide document with my first throw, I used to be not happy with the 55m effort. I had a 58.32m within the state meet and was constantly passing the 56m mark in coaching. It was solely on the final strive that my method fell in place, and I used to be in a position to get a 57m throw,” Devansh mentioned.
Delhi’s Ram Narayan Maurya had set the data at 53.17m final yr.
Coached by his father Sunil Kumar Jagga, who taught himself the fundamentals of discus throw, and with some long-distance assist from coach Gursimran Sandhu, Devansh relied on his flexibility and method to dominate the competitors regardless of not having the stereotypical sturdy body.