Arjun Waskale of Madhya Pradesh and Priyanka Sirakwar of Uttar Pradesh certified for the upcoming World Athletics U-20 Championships to be held in Cali, Colombia, within the males’s 1500m and girls’s 100m respectively throughout the Nationwide Federation Cup Junior Championships on Thursday.
The 18-year-old Priyanka, who hails from the Agra district, clocked 11.80 seconds within the ladies’s 100m within the opening heats. The qualifying mark for the August 1-6 world occasion is 11.90 seconds.
Aman Khokhar (Uttar Pradesh) was the quickest qualifier from the lads’s 100m heats, clocking 10.62 seconds, 0.02 seconds adrift of the World Athletics U-20 Championships qualifying mark.
The 18-year-old Waskale had the double pleasure as he not solely met the world junior occasion qualification commonplace but additionally broke Sunil Dawar’s meet file by clocking a private greatest time of three:46.31s within the males’s 1500m.
Gagan Singh of Haryana made his U-20 debut on the nationwide stage with gold as he gained the 5000m race in 14:44.92s, a shade slower than the time he clocked within the state U-20 meet.