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Khelo: TN jumpers Aravinth and Sherin win golds

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

long jumper Abdul Gafoor's happiness knew no bounds while breaching the six-metre mark in a major competition as she struck gold at the Khelo Youth Games here Saturday.

Eighteen-year-old Sherin's quest for personal best met with success on a warm afternoon at these Games.

The 18-year-old Aravinth Ezhilarasan doubled Tamil Nadu's delight by winning the men's under-21 gold with a 15.45m effort, a issued here said.

Meanwhile, won three golds in track and field competitions today, through Rebi Pal (girls under-21 3000m), Vipin Kumar (boys under-17 hammer throw), and Anamika Das (girls under-21 shot put).

Rebi Pal's victory was creditable as it came against the formidable Poonam Sonune, a South Asian under-20 champion over 1500m and fourth in the 3000m at the Asian Junior Championships last year.

Maharashtra's pole vaulter was not challenged by the competition but improved his personal best from 4.79m, achieved when he won junior championship in Ranchi in November, to 4.80m on Saturday, the release added.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 21:25 IST