Jyothi Yarraji Won Bronze By Breaking Her Own Record In The Women’s 100-Meter Hurdles
Jyothi came in third with a timing of 12.78 seconds (wind speed: +1 m/s), which was quicker than her winning time from the 61st National Open Athletics Tournament in Bengaluru the year before of 12.82 seconds. At the FISU World University Games in Chengdu, China, Jyothi Yarraji of India broke her own national record in the women’s 100m hurdles on Friday. She also took home a bronze medal.
Jyothi, a 23-year-old athlete from Visakhapatnam, finished third with a time of 12.78 seconds (wind speed: +1 m/s), which was quicker than her 12.82-second performance from the previous year in Bengaluru, where she won the gold medal in the 61st National Open Athletics Championship.
Wu Yanni of China won silver (12.76 seconds), while Viktoria Forster of Slovakia won gold (12.72 seconds). Jyothi, a student at Kottayam’s Mahatma Gandhi University, almost missed the qualifying time of 12.77 seconds for the Paris Olympics.
Sprinter Amlan Borgohain, who also owns a national record, took home bronze in the men’s 200-meter race with a time of 20.55 seconds. The 25-year-old narrowly missed beating his own national record (20.52). Tsebo Isadore Matsoso of South Africa won the gold, while Yudai Nishi of Japan finished in second place with a time of 20.46.
India is presently in fourth place overall with 11 gold, 5 silver, and 9 bronze medals after taking home the two medals on Friday. Sathya Tamilarasan finished seventh in the women’s pole vault with a height of 3.60 metres, and Ajay Kumar placed eleventh in the men’s hammer throw with a distance of 65.99 metres, a personal best. Susmita Tigga placed 13th in the women’s 3000m steeple chase, however Bhagyashree Lahanu Navale was unable to finish.