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The 60th National Athletics championship: Day 1 Highlights 

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National Athletics championship: The 60th National Athletics Championship kicked off at Warangal, Telangana. Railways started off their campaign with a double gold medal in running. While Tamil Nadu dominated in the women’s Pole vault on Day 1.

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Men’s 5000m

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Runner Abhishek Pal clinched Gold in the men’s 5000m event. Pal finished with a timing of 14:16:45 seconds. Dharmender and Ajay Kumar of Services finished second and third respectively.

Women’s 5000m


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Railways dominated both the categories. Parul Chaudhary took home the Gold in the women’s category. She finished with a timing of 15:59:69 seconds. Maharashtra’s Komal Jagadale and Sanjivani Yadav finished second and third respectively. 

Women’s Pole Vault

Pavithra Venkatesh of Tamil Nadu clinched the gold. She cleared the bar at 3.90m. Railways took over the remaining medal positions. Mariya Jaison and Krishna Rachan finished second and third respectively.




Abhishek Pal (Rlys) 14:16.35; Dharmender (Ser) 14:17.20; Ajay Kumar (Ser) 14:20.98



Parul Chaudhary (Rlys) 15:59.69; Komal Jagadale (MAH) 16:01.43; Sanjivani Jadhav (MAH) 16:19.18

Pole vault

Pavithra Venkatesh (TN) 3.90m; Mariya Jaison (Rlys) 3.80m; Krishna Rachan (Rlys) 3.70m

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