Jamshedpur, May 9: Uttar Pradesh’s Rohit Yadav put on a dominant performance, setting the competition record, as he claimed the title on his senior men’s debut at the 4th India Open Javelin Throw Competition at the JRD Tata Sports Complex here on Monday.
Three of his six throws, including the winning distance of 78.31m, were better than the best Haryana’s Sahil Silwal could produce on Monday. It was the fourth time in a row that Rohit Yadav finished ahead of his rival from Haryana. each of his efforts surpassed the old match record.
Rohit Yadav, 20, broke Davinder Singh Kang’s 74.28m mark in 2019 with his opening throw and rewrote it on each of his next two attempts, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) said in a report. on your website.
However, Rohit, who is seventh on the all-time list of Indian javelin throwers with a best time of 81.83m at the Fed Cup in Kozhikode last month, failed in his attempt to reach the mark of the 80 meters
Left-hander Sahil Silwal, who broke the 80m mark in March last year, couldn’t find his rhythm. The 21-year-old managed a throw of 74.49m on his fifth attempt and a maximum of 76.64m on his last attempt. He had produced efforts of 72.50m at the Indian Grand Prix 2 and 73.5m at the Fed Cup earlier this year.
Rohit Yadav brought down the curtain on the first national track meet in Steel City since 2007 with his third win in four-top meets at home this season. In other events tonight, Aditya from Haryana and Archana Yadav from Utt’r Pradesh won the Boys U16 and Girls U18 titles.
The results: Men: 1. Rohit Yadav (Uttar Pradesh) 78.31m; 2. Sahil Silwal (Haryana) 76.64; 3. Gagandeep (Punjab) 67.74.
Men’s U-16 (600g): 1. Aditya (Haryana) 66.52m; 2. Mahendra Swami (Rajasthan) 52.73; 3. Hemant Kumar (Jharkhand) 49.86.
Women’s U18 (500g): 1. Archana Yadav (Uttar Pradesh) 42.69m; 2. Seema (Haryana) 41.79m; 3. Nishi Kumari (Bihar) 40.42.