Vizianagaram’s Srinu Bugatha got here tantalizingly near qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Video games whereas comfortably profitable the sixth version of the Ageas Federal Life Insurance coverage New Delhi Marathon right here on Sunday.
The Military Sports activities Institute’s ace runner clocked a private greatest of two hours 14 minutes and 59 seconds which was simply shy of the two hours 11 minutes and 30 seconds that he was focusing on to earn himself a run on the earth’s blue riband occasion.
Asian Video games gold medallist Sudha Singh, who was aiming for her personal hat-trick of Olympic appearances, received the ladies’s title in 2:43:41. That was, nevertheless, off the nationwide file of two:30.00 which might have earned her a ticket to Tokyo.
Honourable Sports activities Minister Shri Kiren Rijiju, who presided over the prize-distribution ceremony, exhorted each of them to proceed to chase their desires of representing the nation on the upcoming Olympics.
“I congratulate you in your victories and your efforts to achieve the qualifying mark. I’m certain your laborious work will quickly get the specified outcomes and that you’ll do it within the close to future as you get into your rhythm,” Kiren Rijiju mentioned.
Chief Advertising and marketing Officer of Ageas Federal Life Insurance coverage, Karthik Raman, the title sponsor of the New Delhi Marathon, organised by NEB Sports activities underneath the aegis of Athletics Federation of India and Match India, revealed that there was a buzz of pleasure on the Race Headquarters as Srinu Bugatha appeared on track on the midway mark.
“He had an excellent run and all of us thought that he would attain the qualifying mark,” Karthik Raman mentioned. “Nonetheless, we’re more than happy along with his effort and are delighted to see as many as 1,000 runners turning up regardless of the continued pandemic,” he added.
Uttarakhand’s Nitendra Singh Rawat (2:18:54) and Military Sports activities Institute’s Rashpal Singh (2:18:57) clinched the silver and bronze medal within the males’s elite class whereas Maharashtra’s Jyoti Gawate (2:58:23) and Ladakh’s Jigmet Dolma (3:04:52) emulated them among the many ladies.
“I used to be feeling good all alongside,” Srinu Bugatha mentioned, after his exhilarating run. “It’s disappointing to not make it after coming so shut however I’m happy with myself and am assured that I’ll quickly attain the qualifying mark,” he added.
Male: 1. Srinu Bugatha (2:14:59); 2. Nitendra Singh Rawat (2:18:54); 3. Rashpal Singh (2:18:57)
Feminine: 1. Sudha Singh (2:43:41); 2. Jyoti Gawate (2:58:23); 3. Jigmet Dolma (3:04:53)
Male: 1. Amar Singh Devanda (1:13:58); 2. Dhananjay Sharma (1:15:33); 3. Sangh Priya Gautam (1:16:35)
Feminine: 1. Jyoti Chauhan (1:20:57); 2. Pooja (1:28:39); 3. Tashi Ladol (1:30:13)