Kiran Shatters U18 National Record in 110m Hurdles at National Youth Athletics Championships

National Youth Athletics Championships

In a remarkable feat at the 19th National Youth Athletics Championships held in Bilaspur, Kerala’s Kiran sprinted his way into the record books. The 17-year-old athlete blazed through the 110m hurdles, clocking an impressive 13.52 seconds.

This performance not only secured him the gold medal but also shattered the previous under-18 national record set by international athlete Maymon Poulose a decade ago (the old record stood at 13.57 seconds).

Kiran’s record-breaking feat at Youth Athletics Championships

Kiran’s achievement reflects the rising talent in Indian athletics. His speed, agility, and precision over the hurdles demonstrate the dedication and hard work put in by young athletes across the country. As the nation celebrates this remarkable accomplishment, Kiran’s name now stands alongside other record-breakers who have left an indelible mark on Indian sports.

But Kiran wasn’t the only star at the championships. Delhi’s Neeru Pathak, who had already rewritten the girls’ 400m national record, continued her stellar performance. She blazed through the 200m event, clocking an astonishing 23.94 seconds, breaking the junior international Rezoana Mallick Heena’s previous meet record (the old record was 24.23 seconds).

Other notable performances included Pratik Maharana from Odisha, who set a new meet record in the boys’ 200m with a lightning-fast time of 21.65 seconds (the old record was 21.87 seconds). Meanwhile, Anshu from Haryana dominated the girls’ shot put, achieving a distance of 16.14 meters (surpassing the previous record of 15.59 meters).

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