Jyothi Yarraji breaks 100m hurdles national record again

AWARDS AND SPORTS

Jyothi Yarraji smashed the women's 100m hurdle national record for the second time in less than two weeks while winning the event at the Loughborough International Athletics Meet in the UK.  The 22-year-old from Andhra Pradesh clocked 13.11  to better her own earlier national record of 13.23 that she had clocked on May 10 during the Cyprus International Meet in Limassol.

Jyothi, who trains under Joseph Hillier at Reliance Foundation Odisha Athletics High-Performance Centre in Bhubaneswar, had bettered Anuradha Biswal's national mark of 13.38 which had stood since 2002.

Graceson Amaldas, a former international swimmer turned hurdler from Thanjavur in Kerala, took first place in the junior men's 110m hurdles guest race at the Loughborough International competition in 13.91 seconds.

 

   Important Points for the exam:

  • Jyothi Yarraji smashed the women's 100m hurdle national record for the second time.
  • She won the event at the Loughborough International Athletics Meet in the UK.
  • Graceson Amaldas, a former international swimmer turned hurdler, took first place in the junior men's 110m hurdles guest race.

   Facts to Know: 

  • The Loughborough International Athletics meeting (LIA) is one of the premier early-season events.
  • The match is held at the Paula Radcliffe Stadium, United Kingdom.
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