Ayush of Haryana, Rupal of UP emerge fastest female, male quarters-milers | Kanpur News

Kanpur: Ayush Dabas (Haryana) and 16-year-old Rupal Chaudhary (Uttar Pradesh) claimed bragging rights by emerging the fastest male and female quarter-milers on view in the third National Open 400m championships in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (warm-up track) here on Tuesday.
Ayush ran his second sub-47-second one-lapper in a fortnight, backing up his 46.58 effort in the National U23 championships here on September 28 last with a victory in 46.86 seconds in the men’s final. He was pushed by Tamil Nadu’s Surendar S Selvamani who was the only other sprinter to stop the clock below 48 seconds.
It was 16-year-old Rupal Chaudhary who was the cynosure of the evening. Her girls U18 triumph came in a personal best time of 53.73 seconds. She was primarily racing the clock and beat her previous best of 55.37 seconds, clocked in the National Junior Athletics Championships in Guntur in 2019.
Vandana Sharma of UP emerged as winner in the women’s group clocking 55.01 seconds to cover one lap event. She defeated Smriti Mol Rajendran of Kerala (55 . 73 sec) and Khamosh Bai Gurjar of Rajasthan (1.04.57).
Results: Men: 1. Ayush Dabas (Haryana) 46.86 seconds, 2. Surendar S Selvamani (Tamil Nadu) 47.76, 3. Harpreet Singh Gill (Punjab) 48.13. Women: 1. Vandana Sharma (Uttar Pradesh) 55.01 seconds, 2. Smruthimol Rajendran (Kerala) 55.75, 3. Khamosh Bai Gurjar (Rajasthan) 1:04.57.
Boys U20: 1. Abrar Chaudhary (Jammu and Kashmir) 48.56 seconds, 2. Pankaj (Rajasthan) 48.99, 3. Akshay Govardhan (Maharashtra) 49.17. Girls U20: 1. Kunja Rajitha (Andhra Pradesh) 56.19 seconds, 2. Kiranjot Kaur (Punjab) 57.02, 3. Priscilla Daniel (Kerala) 57.54.
Boys U18: 1. Rahul Kumar Githala (Rajasthan) 48.33 seconds, 2. A Suraj (Tamil Nadu) 48.59, 3. Arman Ahmad (Delhi) 48.60. Girls U18: 1. Rupal Chaudhary (Uttar Pradesh) 53.73 seconds, 2. PR Niharika (Tamil Nadu) 58.07, 3. Nayana Kokara (Karnataka) 58.31.

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