Uttar Pradesh’s 17-year-old Rupal shocked pre-race favorite Priya Mohan of Karnataka to clinch the gold medal within the girls’s 400m on the Nationwide U-20 Federation Cup Athletics Championships right here on Friday.
Her win headlined a day on which 14 athletes secured World U-20 Championships qualification marks.
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Rupal clocked 52.48, one-hundredth of a second sooner than Priya (52.49) in a good end as each certified for the World U-20 Championships in Cali, Colombia, from August 1-6.
Rupal caught the attention when she clocked 53.73 seconds in profitable the U-18 closing within the Nationwide 400m Championships in New Delhi in October final.
Within the three earlier head-to-head 400m races, she had completed second greatest to Priya, who had completed fourth the World U-20 Championships in Kenya final 12 months.
The array of qualification for the World U-20 Championships started with the lads’s 10000m race the place all three podium finishers Rohit Kumar Yadav (Gujarat), Babubhai Bariod (Gujarat) and Sachin Singh Bohra (Uttarakhand) every met the qualifying mark.
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The others who achieved qualifying requirements for World U-20 Championships had been Aman Khokhar (males’s 100m), Madhavendra Shekhawat, M Krishik and A Graceson Jeeva (males’s 110m hurdles), Chandrashekar (males’s lengthy bounce), Sanyam and Sawan (males’s shot put), Vivek (males’s javelin throw) and Agasara Nandini (girls’s 100m hurdles).