Kishore Jena Soars to Victory: Javelin Throw Triumph at Indian Grand Prix 5 2023

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Kishore Jena and Amoj Jacob, who excelled at the Budapest World Championships last month, continued their good form to win gold medals at the Indian Grand Prix 5 2023 athletics in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Kishore Jena’s best attempt in the javelin throw of 82.53m came on his first try. His subsequent throws read 80.74m, 81.56m and 78.39m. The 28-year-old athlete fouled on the fifth attempt and concluded with 78.98m.

All of Kishore Jena’s legal throws were better than the second-placed Vikas Yadav, who achieved the distance of 72.88m. Rajasthan’s Harish Kumar came third with a throw of 71.78m.

Kishore Jena missed out on a medal at the world championships last month and finished fifth with his personal best throw of 84.77m. Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra holds the national record of 89.94m.

Amoj Jacob, part of the team that shattered the men’s 4×400 Asian record at the world championships last month, won the men’s 400m race in Chandigarh. He crossed the finish line in 45.92s to pip Olympian Noah Nirmal Tom for the gold medal. Noah Nirmal Tom claimed silver in 46.55s while Karnataka’s Nihal William won the bronze in 46.76s.

In the men’s 1500m, national record holder Jinson Johnson, who has been battling injuries since winning the gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games, completed his course in 3:39:32 for the top prize. Rahul Harveer Singh came second in 3:39:83 while Abhinandh Sundaresan produced a personal best timing of 3:44:36 to bag the bronze.

Jyothi Yarraji, who holds the national record in the women’s 100m hurdles, competed in the 400m sprint for the first time. The 23-year-old finished 10th in the event in 53.91s.

Tamil Nadu’s Vithya Ramraj clocked 52.40s to bag the women’s 400m gold ahead of Subha Venkatesan, who timed her run in 52.57s to finish second. Subha Venkatesan was part of India’s 4×400 mixed relay team that won gold at Asian championships in Bangkok earlier this year. Prachi came third in 53.01s.

In the men’s 100m, Punjab’s Harjit Singh took the win in 10.55 seconds ahead of Amlan Borgohain, who clocked 10.57s. Tamil Nadu’s Siva Kumar beat Amiya Kumar Mallick by 0.14 seconds to win the bronze medal in 10.61s. Amiya Kumar Mallick holds the 100m national record of 10.26s set in 2016.

In the women’s shot put, Abha Khatua bagged the gold with a throw of 18.02m, only four centimetres short of her national record. Kiran Baliyan (17.92m) and Manpreet Kaur (16.30m) completed the podium.

The Indian Grand Prix 5 athletics meet will conclude on Monday.

Indian Grand Prix 5 2023 athletics: Kishore Jena wins javelin throw event. Amoj Jacob (400m) and Jinson Johnson (1500m) also won gold medals. Amlan Borgohain finished second in the 100m while Jyothi Yarraji was 10th on her 400m debut.


Kishore Jena and Amoj Jacob, who excelled at the Budapest World Championships last month, continued their good form to win gold medals at the Indian Grand Prix 5 2023 athletics in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Kishore Jena’s best attempt in the javelin throw of 82.53m came on his first try. His subsequent throws read 80.74m, 81.56m and 78.39m. The 28-year-old athlete fouled on the fifth attempt and concluded with 78.98m.

All of Kishore Jena’s legal throws were better than the second-placed Vikas Yadav, who achieved the distance of 72.88m. Rajasthan’s Harish Kumar came third with a throw of 71.78m.

Kishore Jena missed out on a medal at the world championships last month and finished fifth with his personal best throw of 84.77m. Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra holds the national record of 89.94m.

Amoj Jacob, part of the team that shattered the men’s 4×400 Asian record at the world championships last month, won the men’s 400m race in Chandigarh. He crossed the finish line in 45.92s to pip Olympian Noah Nirmal Tom for the gold medal. Noah Nirmal Tom claimed silver in 46.55s while Karnataka’s Nihal William won the bronze in 46.76s.

In the men’s 1500m, national record holder Jinson Johnson, who has been battling injuries since winning the gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games, completed his course in 3:39:32 for the top prize. Rahul Harveer Singh came second in 3:39:83 while Abhinandh Sundaresan produced a personal best timing of 3:44:36 to bag the bronze.

Jyothi Yarraji, who holds the national record in the women’s 100m hurdles, competed in the 400m sprint for the first time. The 23-year-old finished 10th in the event in 53.91s.

Tamil Nadu’s Vithya Ramraj clocked 52.40s to bag the women’s 400m gold ahead of Subha Venkatesan, who timed her run in 52.57s to finish second. Subha Venkatesan was part of India’s 4×400 mixed relay team that won gold at Asian championships in Bangkok earlier this year. Prachi came third in 53.01s.

In the men’s 100m, Punjab’s Harjit Singh took the win in 10.55 seconds ahead of Amlan Borgohain, who clocked 10.57s. Tamil Nadu’s Siva Kumar beat Amiya Kumar Mallick by 0.14 seconds to win the bronze medal in 10.61s. Amiya Kumar Mallick holds the 100m national record of 10.26s set in 2016.

In the women’s shot put, Abha Khatua bagged the gold with a throw of 18.02m, only four centimetres short of her national record. Kiran Baliyan (17.92m) and Manpreet Kaur (16.30m) completed the podium.

The Indian Grand Prix 5 athletics meet will conclude on Monday.

Indian Grand Prix 5 2023 athletics: Day 1 medal winners
Men’s 100m: 1. Harjit Singh (Punjab) – 10.55s; 2. Amlan Borgohain (Assam) – 10.57s; 3. Siva Kumar (Tamil Nadu) – 10.61s

Women’s 100m: 1. Srabani Nanda (Odisha) – 11.77s; 2. Nitya Gandhe (Telangana) – 11.85s; 3. AT Dhaneshwari (Karnataka) – 11.94s

Men’s 400m: 1. Amoj Jacob (Delhi) – 45.92s; 2. Noah Nirmal Tom (Kerala) – 46.55s; 3. Nihal William (Karnataka) – 46.76s

Women’s 400m: 1. Vithya Ramraj (Tamil Nadu) – 52.40s; 2. Subha Venkatesan (Tamil Nadu) – 52.57s; 3. Prachi (Uttar Pradesh) – 53.01s

Men’s 1500m: 1. Jinson Johnson (Kerala) – 3:39:52; 2. Rahul Harveer Singh (Delhi) – 3:39:83; 3. Abhinandh Sundaresan (Kerala) – 3:44:36

Men’s 5000m: 1. Abhishek Pal (Uttar Pradesh) – 14:24:32; 2. Anuj Mathur (Delhi) – 14:26:32; 3. Ravi Kumar (Delhi) – 14:37:75

Women’s 10000m: 1. Sanjivani Baburao Jadhav (Maharashtra) – 33:27:44; 2. Seema (Himachal Pradesh) – 33:49:99; 3. Renu Sharma (Rajasthan) – 53:09:16

Men’s high jump: 1. Jesse Sandesh (Karnataka) – 2.11m; 2. Swadhin Kumar Majhi (Odisha) – 2.06m; 3. Nikhil Das (Odisha) – 1.95m

Women’s shot put: 1. Abha Khatua (Maharashtra) – 18.02m; 2. Kiran Baliyan (Uttar Pradesh) – 17.92m; 3. Manpreet Kaur (Haryana) – 16.30m

Men’s triple jump: 1. Sukhpreet Singh (Punjab) – 14.85m; 2. Swagat Behera (Odisha) – 13.94m

Women’s long jump: 1. Shweta Arvind Thakur (Maharashtra) – 5.61m; 2. Rishika Mahagaonkar (Maharashtra) – 5.28m

Men’s javelin throw: 1. Kishore Kumar Jena (Odisha) – 82.53m; 2. Vikas Yadav (Uttar Pradesh) – 72.88m; 3. Harish Kumar (Rajasthan) – 71.78m

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