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National Inter-State Athletics Championships: Day 3 Live Updates

Published at :June 27, 2021 at 11:56 PM
Modified at :December 13, 2023 at 1:01 PM
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Harigovind Thoyakkat


Several high-profile athletes will have a final chance to book their spot for the Tokyo Olympics.

7:57 PM That concludes the action from Day 3 of the National Inter-State Athletics Championships. Thank you for joining us. Hope you enjoyed our live updates coverage. See you again tomorrow for all the action from Day 4 of the tournament. Until then, take care and stay safe! Keep following Khel Now for all the latest updates from the world of sports.

7:55 PM It was a day in which no athletes were able to breach the Olympic qualifying mark. Neither did any national record tumble.

7:50 PM Kajal takes the first spot with 2:23.73, Madhu comes second with 2:24.49 and Sonu finishes third clocking a timing of 2:28.64.

7:48 PM The final event of the day sees a 1-2-3 for Haryana in the women's 800m heptathlon.

7:40 PM Meanwhile at the Punjabi University ground, Kerala's Eldhose Paul bags gold in men's triple jump with a best effort of 16.58m. Karthik (16.54m) and Abdulla Aboobacker (16.26m) also from Kerala take the next two spots. The qualifying mark was 17.14m.

7:35 PM Women's 800m heptathlon will be the final event of the day.

7:28 PM Chanda from Delhi takes the runner-spot with 2:03.36. Whereas, Sri Lanka's Nimali Liyanaarachchi finishes third with 2:05.69.

7:26 PM Bains clocks 2:02.57 but the Olympic Qualifying mark was 1:59.50

7:22 PM Harmilan Bains lives up to the billing and clinches victory.

7:20 PM The much anticipated women's 800m final will begin shortly.

7:17 PM 19-year-old Anu Kumar from Uttarakhand finishes second clocking 1:51.05. 2018 Asian Games Gold medalist Manjit Singh surprisingly finishes in third place with a timing of 1:51.44. The Olympic Qualifying mark was 1:45.20

7:15 PM Krishan Kumar wins after clocking 1:50.15

7:12 PM Haryana's Krishan Kumar picks up a shock victory.

7:05 PM Some eye-catching performers will be in action in the next event, the men's 800m final.

7:02 PM Tamil Nadu's Nithin B comes second with 21.29 secs. The third place goes to Punjab's Lovepreet Singh after clocking 21.35 secs. The Olympic Qualification mark was 20.24 secs.

7:00 PM Kumarage achieves a timing of 21.16 secs.

6:59 PM Sri Lanka's Kaliga Kumarage wins the race.

6:58 PM The second heat of the men's 200m is underway.

6:55 PM Shashank Balwantrao Shinde from Chattisgarh finishes second with 21.97 secs. Tarandeep Singh from Punjab comes third with 22.24 secs. The Olympic Qualifying mark was 20.24 secs.

6:52 PM Nalubothu Shanumaga Srinivas of Andhra Pradesh wins the race, after clocking 21.36 secs.

6:50 PM The first heat of the men's 200m is over.

6:45 PM The men's 200m run will begin soon.

6:40 PM Mohammed Fais from Kerala finishes second after clocking 14.34 secs. Punjab's Amrinder Singh Aulakh comes third with 14.48 secs. The Olympic Qualification mark was 13.32 secs.

6:35 PM Siddhanth from Maharashtra finishes in the top spot with a timing of 14.11 secs.

6:32 PM National record holder Siddhanth Umananda Thingalaya cruises to victory.

6:30 PM We will start off proceedings in the evening session with the men's 110m hurdles.

6:20 PM The most impressive performer at the recently concluded Indian Athletics Grand Prix 4 was shot putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor. He qualified for the Tokyo Olympics with a hefty throw of 21.49m. The 26-year-old’s previous best was 20.92m. In fact, Toor went past the qualifying mark of 21.10m with each of his four legal puts. Therefore, he became the 11th individual Indian track and field athlete to qualify for Tokyo 2020. Several players will be looking to repeat the same feat at the National Inter-State Athletics Championships.

Here’s the list of Indian athletes who have already booked their place in the Tokyo Olympics:

  • KT Irfan, Men’s 20km race walking
  • Sandeep Kumar, Men’s 20km race walking
  • Rahul Rohilla, Men’s 20km race walking
  • Avinash Sable, Men’s 3000m steeplechase
  • Murali Sreeshankar, Men’s long jump
  • Neeraj Chopra, Men’s javelin throw
  • Shivpal Singh, Men’s javelin throw
  • Kamalpreet Kaur, Women’s discus throw
  • Bhawna Jat, Women’s 20km race walking
  • Priyanka Goswami, Women’s 20km race walking
  • Tajinderpal Toor, Men’s shot put
  • Muhammed Anas, VK Vismaya, Jisna Mathew, and Noah Nirmal Tom (4×400 Mixed Relay Team)

6:10 PM Hello and welcome to Khel Now’s live updates of the National Inter-State Athletics Championships.

The National Inter-State Athletics Championships, an Olympic qualifier, will be the last chance for Indian athletes to book their place in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. The events that are lined up for day three at the National Inter-State Athletics Championships today are 200m, 800m and 800m heptathlon for women while the men will participate in 110m hurdles, 200m and 800m.

Several high-profile names such as Dutee Chand, M Sreeshankar, Kamalpreet Kaur, Tajinderpal Singh Toor, Shivpal Singh, Muhammed Anas, Harmilan Bains, Annu Rani, Seema Punia and many others will be in action in the tournament. The 60th edition of the National Inter-State Athletics Championships will take place from June 25 to June 29 at the National Institute of Sports and the Punjabi University in Patiala. The National Inter-State Athletics Championships is the last chance for heavyweights Hima Das and Dutee Chand to seal a berth at the Tokyo Olympics.For more updates, follow Khel Now on TwitterInstagram and join our community on Telegram.

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