India’s Jyothi shines silver; Amlan Borgohain secure bronze

FINLAND:  JYVASKYLA MOTONET GP 2023 ATHLETICS MEET-Athletes carried on to shine in European meets in the run-up to this year’s Asian Games in China as Jyothi Yarraji won silver and Amlan Borgohain bagged bronze in the Jyvaskyla Motonet GP 2023 athletics meet in Jyvaskyla. Jyothi said a silver medal in the women’s 100 meter hurdles event while Borgohain claimed bronze medal in the men’s 100 race on Wednesday evening.

Jyothi registered a time of 12.95s in a strong 8-women final race at the event, rated as a Bronze event on World Athletics Continental Tour, for her podium finish in Finland. She had earlier finished second in her heat with a time of 12.96.

With a time of 12.80 seconds, Reetta Hurske of Finland won the gold ahead of the Indian competitor. Nooralotta Neziri, another Finn, won the bronze with a time of 13.17 seconds. Jyothi, who was born in Visakhapatnam and now holds the national record in the women's 100m hurdles with a time of 12.82, won her fourth medal of the year.33Before competing in the Finland athletics competition, Jyothi had won gold in the women's 100-meter hurdles in 13.20 seconds at the T-Meeting 2023 in the Netherlands and another gold in May at the Kurpfalz Gala 2023 in Germany with a season-best time of 12.84 seconds. Jyothi Yarraji qualified for the Asian Athletics Championships, which are set to take place in Thailand in July, by clocking a time of 12.89s at the Federation Cup 2023 in Ranchi last month.

She had finished fourth in a meet in Poland last week. In the men’s 100m race, India’s Borgohain clocked 10.49 seconds, his season-best time, to finish third. Oshane Bailey (10.28) of Jamaica and Samuli Samuelsson (10.36) of Finland finished first and second, respectively, ahead of Amlan Borgohain in the 100m dash. Borgohain’s previous best this season was 10.52, which came at the Kurpfalz Gala 2023 athletics meet in Germany last month. The 25-year-old holds India’s men’s 100m national record with a time of 10.25s. Amlan Borgohain came into the event in Finland after winning gold medals in the men’s 100m (10.70s) and 200m (20.96s) races at the Flanders Cup 2023 athletics meet in Merksem, Belgium, last week.

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