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sameerph wrote: Tue Sep 12, 2023 3:04 pm Yes, that is the longest standing national record by some margin. Right from 1984 which comes with some bitter memories of PT Usha missing an olympic medal by a whisker which meant so much in those days when we used to struggle to get a singles medal at the olympics.

I guess none of the other national records are standing even from a decade back.

Is this girl Vithya really good ? Or is there any cause of suspicion ?
Any exceptional performance in Indian athletics would be viewed with suspicion. This cannot be an exception!
Her progression went like this: (You may draw your own conclusions!)
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2019: 59.01
2021: 58.47
2022: 56.57
2023: 56.01 (June 19); 55.43 (Sept 11)
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Got it. Let us wait and watch how and if she progresses at bigger events.
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Neeraj finished 2nd in Diamond League finals in Oregon with a 83.80 throw. Jakob Vadlejch took first with a 84+ throw.
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Two consecutive 2nd places. Hope he is not slipping
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So, after Asian athletics championships and world championships, we can now look at probability of medals in Asian games.

We had 8 golds and total 20 medals in last Asian games in 2018. Will we be able to replicate or improve on 8 golds of last time ?

Out of the 8 golds won last time, 4 are most likely to be repeated - Neeraj (Javelin), Tejinder Toor (Shot put), Ajay Kumar ( 1500M) and mixed 4 x 400M relay. Other 4 were in

Mens 800M- Krishan Kumar won silver at Asian athletics, he will have to press hard for gold
Mens triple jump- Chinese Yaming Zhu jumped 17.15M in Budapest were our triple jumpers flopped, so that is not likely to be repeated.
Womens 4 x 400M relay- Our women finished poor third in Asian championships but later clocked the best time of the year in Asia. So, there is good hope there to repeat that gold.
Womens Hepathlon - last time gold medalist Swapna Burman won silver at Asian championships behind an Uzbek who was quite a bit ahead. So, looks tough to repeat gold there although medal should be there.

So, probably we can get 1 or at most 2 from these 4 events which make it 5-6 golds. Will have to get at least 2-3 from other events to reach 8 gold level.
Jyothi Yarraji has best Asian time this year in womens 100M hurdles and also won gold at Asian championships. So, she is the favorite. She will be also be at 200M where she got silver at Asian championships and Sigapore girl who won gold is far ahead.
Mens 4x 400M relay team if they repeat the heroics of WC will land gold.
Mens 3000M steeplchase will be between Sable and Japanese Ryuji Mura who between then have top 10 times of the years.
Mens Long jump- Sreeshankar and Aldrin will compete with Chinese Jiannan Wang with Chinese being favorite at home.
Chance for Shaili in womens long jump - she won silver at Asian championships.
Outside chance in Womens 800M/1500M- Chanda, Deeksha and Harmilan Bains , Parul Chaudhary in womens 3000M steeplchase,

So, maybe will get 3 from this lot.

We may just repeat 8 golds of last time, overall medals I think should go up from 20 of last time by 5 or so.
So, my prediction here went slightly off the mark, we ended up with 6 instead of 8 golds but total medals I had predicted 25, turned out to be 29.

We medalled in almost all the events where we had even slight bit of expectation.

There are still quite a few medals where we do not pose much of a challenge even at Asian level- like sprints, Hammer throw, discuss throw ( earlier we had good throwers here), Pole Vault, High jump ( we are close to medal level here though). By next Asian games if we can get some competitiveness in these events too the tally will swell further.

We are pretty good now in middle and long distance running and javelin throw/shot put, Long jump/ triple jump and longer relays. Need to further improve to get golds in most of these instead of silvers and bronzes.
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In athletics, nine Indians have qualified for Paris 2024 till now:

Neeraj Chopra (Men's Javelin throw),
Kishore Jena (Men's Javelin throw)
Akshdeep Singh (Men's 20km race walk),
Priyanka Goswami (Women's 20km race walk),
Vikas Singh (Men's 20km race walk),
Paramjeet Bisht (Men's 20km race walk),
Murali Sreeshankar (Men's long jump),
Avinash Sable (Men's 3000m steeplechase)
Parul Chaudhary (Women's 3000m steeplechase)
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Looking at this list, at this time, Neeraj is our only solid medal prospect (i.e., top 3 quality).

Long shots (top 8-10 quality) include Kishore Jena, Murali S, Avinash S, and Mens 4x400 relay (assuming they qualify). Hope some of these can take a step up over the next year.
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Men's 100m NR is broken by Manikanta of services in national open with 10.23 sec. 7 year record iof 10.26 sec was broken
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Yes, I found the vedio of him breaking National record!!!!

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Annu Rani, Jyothi Yarraji, and Kishore Jena set to play at 2023 National Open Athletics Championships


The eagerly anticipated National Open Athletics Championships 2023 are set to enthrall fans with five days of intense track and field action. The event will be exclusively live-streamed on the Athletic Federation of India’s official YouTube channel for enthusiasts looking to catch every thrilling moment.

Commencing on October 11th, Wednesday, with the women’s hammer throw at 1:45 PM (IST), the action unfolds in a symphony of athleticism.

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Dinakaran wrote: Wed Oct 11, 2023 11:32 am Men's 100m NR is broken by Manikanta of services in national open with 10.23 sec. 7 year record iof 10.26 sec was broken
Okay, comments on vegetables, please? yes or no? Hope no.
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Kinda irrelevant for world level. 248 athletes have run faster than 10:23 this year. 31 of those are in Asia. So, with substantial improvement (to 10.11), he would be Asian top 10.
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arjun2761 wrote: Wed Oct 11, 2023 7:34 pm Kinda irrelevant for world level. 248 athletes have run faster than 10:23 this year. 31 of those are in Asia. So, with substantial improvement (to 10.11), he would be Asian top 10.
And for additional context and to add more salt to the wound , Texas high school record for the 100m dash is 10.13 set by Mathew Boling 4 years back and same mark was set way back in 1986 as well
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arjun2761 wrote: Wed Oct 11, 2023 7:34 pm Kinda irrelevant for world level. 248 athletes have run faster than 10:23 this year. 31 of those are in Asia. So, with substantial improvement (to 10.11), he would be Asian top 10.
Doesn't matter!!! Breaking National record is a big thing!!! I don't expect our boys beating Olympics medallists

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I am with Saffron. Breaking the national record, if it is not a pAlangya-pOshita record, it is a big deal!!!
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