The Mangalore University athlete sets a solitary meeting record on the opening day of the All India meeting

MOODBIDRI: University of Mangalore He had a brilliant start in his campaign at the 80th interuniversity athletics meeting across India that began on the grounds of Swaraj Maidan under the auspices of RGUHS, Bengaluru, on Thursday. Narendra Prathap Singh, a student at Alva's educational institution, set a record on the road to gold in a 10,000 meter race, one of the two finals decided on the opening day of the match, the other is the 10,000 meter race to women.

Narendra Prathap (29:42.19miutes) shaved off 3 seconds from the previous meet record that his senior and roommate Ranjith Kumar Patel had set in the previous edition of the meet, incidentally, hosted by University of Mangalore at the same venue, bringing cheer to the locals. Kisan Tadvi of Savitribai Phule Pune University He pocketed the silver (30: 57.12min) and Santhosh Yadav of the University of Calcutta, the bronze (30: 57.12 minutes).

On the distant side of the same event, Poonam Sonune of Savitribai Phule The University of Pune took home the gold with a time of 36: 00.32 minutes. KM Amrita Patel from Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith He pocketed the silver and Sonika from Maharshi Dayananda University, Rohtak the bronze. At the five-day meeting, more than 4,500 students from more than 300 universities across India compete for top honors in a total of 46 events.

While the first day of the meeting saw two medals decided, the winners of 12 events will receive medals on Friday, nine events on Saturday, 10 events on Sunday and 14 events on Monday, the last day of the meeting. The marathon that is also held for the first time for men and women will be held on Monday. The fastest man and woman in the match will be decided on Friday. The organizers have introduced mixed relay in the list of events for the first time.