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Junior Nationals: U-18 hammer thrower Nitesh records world's 4th best effort of the year

Press Trust of India  |  Ranchi 

Hammer thrower Nitesh Poonia created national record on the third day of in on Sunday.

Poonia flung the hammer to a distance of 81.47m, going past the previous mark of 75.45m held by by over six meters.

Poonia's effort was the world's fourth best throw recorded by an U-18 men's this year. The 18-year-old from Rajasthan's dominance was such that he beat second placed Updesh Singh by nearly 15 meters.

The silver medal winner could only fling the hammer to a distance of 66.93m.

Bronze meanwhile went to Rajasthan's who recorded a throw of 65.06m.

To put Poonia's throw in perspective, the men's U-20 hammer throw was won by Uttar Pradesh's Vikranta who threw the hammer 69.46m.

Silver and bronze went to Badal of and of who threw the ball and chain 66.02m and 63.38m respectively.

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First Published: Sun, November 04 2018. 22:45 IST