Uttar Pradesh’s Munita Prajapati broke the national record in the under-20 women’s 10000m race walk event on way to winning a gold on the penultimate day of the 36th National Junior Athletics Championships here today. Prajapati clocked 47 minutes 53.58 seconds to erase the earlier national record of 48:25.90.
IOA wants vaccination of Olympics-bound athletes
The Indian Olympic Association has written to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, requesting him to consider vaccinating the Tokyo Olympics-bound athletes on a priority basis to give them sufficient time before leaving for the Games. As of now, 74 Indian athletes have qualified for the Olympics.
ATK Mohun Bagan beat Bengaluru FC 2-0
ATK Mohun Bagan beat struggling Bengaluru FC 2-0 to take themselves just a point adrift of leaders Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League.
Chinki, Gaayathri, Shiva and Pankaj win in shooting trials
The likes of Chinki Yadav and N Gaayathri won their respective finals even as the more established names, such as Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhakar, fell behind on the first day of the trials for India’s rifle and pistol shooters. Haryana won the men’s 10m air pistol T3 trials through Shiva Narwal, while Tokyo Olympics quota holder Chinki helped Madhya Pradesh prevail in the women’s 25m pistol. Tamil Nadu’s Gaayathri emerged triumphant in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions (3P) T3 final. Army’s Pankaj Kumar topped the men’s 10m air rifle T3 final. Agencies