KT Neena From Kerala qualifies for World youth Championship

Published on: 21 May, 2013
Published under: Kerala Sports News

20 May 2013

Kerala’s KT Neena qualified for World Youth Championships after winning gold in 5000m race with a new meet mark of 25 mins 13.95 sec on the third and final day of the 10th National Youth Athletics Championships, here. Neena’s teammates A.M. Binsy and S. Akshaya completed the other two places on the podium as Kerala pipped overnight leaders Haryana by just one point (155-154) to defend their overall title.

The World Youth Championships will be held in Ukraine in July.Another medal sweep by their steeplechasers, an excellent run by half-miler Mohammed Afsal, noteworthy wins by triple jumper Abdulla Aboobacker and hurdler Anjali Jose helped the team to wrest the lead from Haryana.

Apart from Kerala walker Neena, most of the other World Youth qualifiers came from Haryana. On the final day of competitions 400m hurdler Parmvir Singh (54.43 secs), javelin thrower Mandeep Kumar (67.02m), sprinters Mohit (22.52 secs) and Ashish Chikara (22.66s) attained such distinction among others.

Source– http://sports.ndtv.com/othersports/athletics/208074-kerala-athlete-kt-neena-qualifies-for-world-youth-championships

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