Services’ Parvej Khan bettered the record of Bahadur Prasad’s 28-year-old record to clinch gold in the Men’s 1500m event at the ongoing National Games. Parvej clocked 3:40.89 in the event at the IIT Campus in Gujarat.
He broke the record last set 28 years ago by Bahadur Prasad at the Games in 1994. Bahadur had set the record, clocking a time of 3:43.57.
Here’s the result of the Men’s 1500m event -
Parvej Khan (SSCB) 3:40.89 (GR, old 3:43.57, Bahadur Prasad, Pune, 1994); Triple Jump: Praveen Chithravel (TN) 16.68m (GR, old 16.66m, Renjith Maheshwary, Thiruvananthapuram, 2015); Hammer throw: Damneet Singh (Pun) 67.62m (GR, old 66.79, Harvinder Singh, Ranchi, 2011); 20km race walk: Devender Singh (SSCB) 1:26:25.00.
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New National Games record:
Men's 100m (Heats)
AMLAN BORGOHAIN (Assam) - 10.28 secs
Women's 100 m (Heats)
ARCHANA SUSEENDRAN (Tamil Nadu) - 11.41 secs
Men's 400 m (Heats)
AMOJ JACOB (Delhi) - 46.30 secs#NationalGames #GoForGold pic.twitter.com/lB8zDdctfW
Talking about the record set in triple jump, Praveen Chithravel stole the limelight as he set a new Games record with a leap of 16.68m. He went past the previous record of Ranjith Maheshwary of 16.66m, which he has set in 2015 National Games, held in Kerala.
Talking about his run at the Commonwealth Games, Chithravel narrowly missed a medal at the Birmingham Games after his compatriots Eldhose Paul (17.03m) and Abdulla Aboobacker (17.02m) won historic gold and silver for India. However, Paul pulled out of the National Games, Aboobacker withdrew from the games on the final day.