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Alley Kuriakose steals the limelight
Feb 26, 2012 12:13 AM , By Sports Reporter
V FOR VICTORY: Alley Kuriakose strikes a pose after winning the 40 plus high jump event in Bangalore. Photo: K. Murali Kumar
V FOR VICTORY: Alley Kuriakose strikes a pose after winning the 40 plus high jump event in Bangalore. Photo: K. Murali Kumar

Kerala's Alley Kuriakose stole the limelight on the penultimate day of the 33rd National Masters athletics championships, rewriting two meet records at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here.

The 40-year-old Southern Railway employee from Palakkad leapt to glory in the women's 40 plus triple jump and high jump events on Saturday, erasing 17-year-old records in both.

Kuriakose cleared 1.31m in the high jump, bettering Kalandi Agashee's mark of 1.29 from 1995. She then bettered the same athlete's record of 9.70 in the triple jump, managing a distance of 10.70.

“I had done 10.01 in the State meet, so I was quite confident of setting a new record here,” she said afterwards. The victories marked a haul of three gold medals for Kuriakose, who had earlier won the long jump event also.

Tamil Nadu's Daisy Victor too had a fine outing on Saturday, adding the women's 80 plus shot put gold to the one she won in the triple jump on the opening day.

The results (winners only): Men: 100m hurdles: 65 plus: M. Anand Babu (AP) 20.0s; 60 plus: Arun Kumar Singh (WB) 18.6; 55 plus: Probin Sonowal (Asm) 19.13; 50 plus: T.K. Asharaf (Ker) 17.5.

110m hurdles: 45 plus: Lokesha (Kar) 17.8s; 40 plus: Ashok Chaliha (Del) 15.5; 35 plus: P. Kannan (TN) 16.7.

1,500m: 85 plus: G. Satyanarayana Rao (AP) 11:44.2s; 80 plus: H. Ibohal Singh (Man) 8:36.31; 70 plus: Tiparia Tiu (Jha) 6:18.74; 55 plus: Satpal Singh (Har) 4:59.45.

Long Jump: 70 plus: Laxman Upadhyaya (Jha) 3.96m; 65 plus: P.C. Mathew (Ker) 4.89; 60 plus: V. Marappa (Kar) 4.84; 55 plus: Tapan Sengupta (WB) 5.05; 50 plus: Premendra Sarkar (WB) 5.55; 45 plus: P. Susai Manickam (TN) 5.87; 40 plus: V. Benedy (Ker) 5.93; 35 plus: Subhash Chandra Sahu (Raj) 6.09.

Javelin Throw: 70 plus: Ibocha Meitei (Man) 27.46m; 65 plus: R.S. Malik (Har) 34.31; 60 plus: S. Gojen Meitei (Man) 43.37; 55 plus: Muraleedharan Nair (Ker) 46.03; 50 plus: Nirmal Singh (Pun) 48.04; 45 plus: Vivin James Farndis (Guj) 43.95; 40 plus: Sanjoy Jati (WB) 50.32.

Women: 400m: 65 plus: Manjusri Banerjee (WB) 1:32.8s; 55 plus: Budhni Kamin (Jha) 1:24.5; 40 plus: Uma Singh (Bih) 1:09.0; 35 plus: Sunita (Del) 59.7.

1,500m: 60 plus: Thoudam Akasini Devi (Man) 7:26.5s; 55 plus: Arunakala S. Rao (Kar) 8:06.9; 50 plus: Kalpana Konwar (Asm) 7:02.6.

High Jump: 40 plus: Alley Kuriakose (Ker) 1.31m, NMR (Old: K. Agashee, 1.29, 1995).

Triple Jump: 40 plus: Alley Kuriakose (Ker) 10.70m, NMR (Old: K. Agashee, 9.70, 1995).

Shot Put: 85 plus: J.M. Sibilla (Ker) 5.24m; 80 plus: Daisy Victor (TN) 6.41; 75 plus: Jaya Taye (Asm) 6.98; 70 plus: T.H. Kunjarani (Man) 7.08; 65 plus: Mana Anandavel (TN) 7.12; 60 plus: Jeet Kaur (Raj) 9.04; 55 plus: Niva Desai (WB) 8.05; 50 plus: G. Toppo (Cht) 10.25; 40 plus: Gurmeet Kaur (Raj) 10.46; 35 plus: R.R. Abarna (TN) 9.11.

Discus Throw: 45 plus: Manju Lata (Del) 26.06; 40 plus: B. Chithra (TN) 38.22; 35 plus: V. Rama (TN) 28.67.


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