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Khelo India Youth Games- Dev Kumar Meena creates new pole vault record; Deepika breaks her own record in javelin throw

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Dev Kumar Meena of Madhya Pradesh rewrote the Boys’ Pole Vault national record while Deepika broke her Under-18 Javelin Throw record for the fourth time in a row at the ongoing Khelo India Youth Games in Madhya Pradesh.

Dev Kumar Meena from Madhya Pradesh recorded a jump of 4.91m to break Rakesh Gond’s previous national record of 4.90m. On the other hand, Deepika from Haryana created a new national record of 55.19 metres in Javelin Throw. Earlier, Deepika had breached her under-16 national record two times in a row. She has broken six national records so far.

In the track events of the Khelo India Youth Games, Doondapati Jayara of Odisha and Tamanna of Haryana emerged as the fastest boy and girl in the competition in the 100m dash. Tamanna clocked 12.16 seconds while Jayara’s time of 10.53 seconds would have been a national youth record but for wind assistance.

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