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MP Athletics Academy players perform brilliantly

Monday, 13 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

On the second day of the Khelo India Youth Games, Madhya Pradesh Athletics Academy players performed brilliantly and won two gold medals.

Madhya Pradesh received this medal due to the brilliant performance of the players in the discus throw and pole vault event. With these, the number of gold medals won by Madhya Pradesh has increased to five.

In the discus throw event of the under-21 boys category played today under the Khelo India Youth Games held in Guwahati, the academy's talented player Ikram Ali Khan made a new meet (competition) record by launching a 53.82 meter discus throw (discus throw) and won the gold medal in Madhya Pradesh.

It is noteworthy that Ikram Ali Khan won silver medal to Madhya Pradesh in the last Khelo India Youth Games. He has also won one gold medal each in Madhya Pradesh in School National and Junior National.

In discuss throw, Haryana's player Abhay Gupta launched the discus at 53.81m and Rajasthan's Basukesh Poonia 53.27m to finish second and third respectively.

Similarly, in the pole vault (Bansakud) event of the under-17 boys category, promising player Sandeep Kumar of Madhya Pradesh Athletics Academy jumped 4.05 metres and got the first position and gave the gold medal to Madhya Pradesh. While Tamil Nadu player L.K. Kamal and Haryana player Ajay Kumar jumped 4-4 meters to get the second and third position respectively.

It is worth mentioning here that Sandeep Kumar also won a bronze medal. He has won two gold and two bronze medals in Madhya Pradesh so far in Madhya Pradesh.

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