Jyothi Yarraji misses Olympic qualification yet again, Tejas Shirse sets new national record

Tejas Shirse

Indian runners Tejas Shirse and Jyothi Yarraji rewrote national records but still fell agonisingly short of qualifying for the Paris Olympics 2024. The runners recorded scintillating performances at the Montonet GP, a World Athletics Continental Tour meeting in Jyvaskyla, Finland

Tejas Shirse’s remarkable feat

Tejas Shirse set a new national record in 110m hurdles at a World Athletics Continental Tour meeting in Jyvaskyla, Finland on Wednesday. The youngster clocked 13.41s to win the final, breaking the seven-year-old National Record of 13.48s set by Siddhanth Thingalaya in 2017.

His new national record will be subject to the ratification process. Earlier this month, Tejas had clocked his personal best of 13.56 seconds at the Harry Schulting Games. He shelved 0.04 seconds earlier this month and 0.15 seconds today. This is the third medal for Tejas this month after winning the silver medal last week B&S Kurpfalz Gala.

Star hurdler Jyothi Yarraji missed the 2024 Paris Olympics qualification by one-hundredth of a second after clocking 12.78s to win the gold medal in 100m hurdles. With her timing, Jyothi matched her personal best and the current national record but failed to obtain the Olympic quota.

Sachin Khilari created the Asian record, and won shot put gold In the men’s 100m sprint, Animesh Kujur clocked 10.39s to achieve his personal best. Coming on the back of multiple medals at the Federation Cup 2024, Animesh is proving to be a tough competition to Amlan Borgohain who managed to clock 10.54s in the event.

Despite impressive performances, Tejas and Animesh are not in contention for an Olympic berth as their ranking and timings are far from the ranking quota and qualification. However, Jyothi has a chance through the world rankings quota.

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