Parshant Kanhaiya rewrites the 33-year junior national pole vault record
GUNTUR: Hariana 's Parshant Singh Kanhaiya broke the 33-year-old national under-20 pole vault record on 35 National Junior Athletics Championships Monday.
The defending champion set the new mark at 5.05m in the same venue where he set under-18 records of 4.75m two years ago. It was the third best effort by an Indian pole vault er this year behind Siva Subramaniam (5.16m) and KG Jessan (5.10).
Kanhaiya passed Vijay Pal Singh The under-20 national mark of 5.00m established at the World Youth Athletics Championships in Athens in 1986. Rakesh Gond (Maharashtra) pushed him hard, his authorization at 4.90m was his best personal brand.
There were also national records for Tamil Nadu 's PM Thabitha (girls under-18 100m hurdles) and Hariana' s Amit (boys under-16 5000m race walk) on the third day of competitions.
Meet records were rewritten by Kerala 's Aparna Roy (girls under-20 100m hurdles), Delhi' s Chanda (Girls under-20 3000m), Hariana 's Anisha Dahiya (girls under-20 hammer throw), Texas Ashok Shirse and Delhi 's Harshita Sheraawat (girls under-18 hammer throw) in what was quite an eventful day.