Prem Kumar adjudged best athlete in Railways Championships

There were doubts over whether Prem Kumar's national record will be ratified or not as his dope test was not done immediately after his event ended. His samples were taken late last evening.

updated: August 07, 2013 20:31 IST
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New Delhi: K Prem Kumar, who set a national record in long jump two day's back, was today named the best athlete of the 79th Railway Athletics Championships even as Western Zone continued their grip over the event by winning both the men's and women's team titles here on Wednesday.

Prem Kumar, representing ICF, had leaped 8.09m to win gold on the first day of the three-day championships on Monday, eclipsing the nine-year-old long jump record of 8.08m in the name of Amrit Pal Singh.

On the final day today, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Krishna Poonia and Asian Games gold medallist Joseph Abraham came first in women's discus throw and men's 400m Hurdles, respectively with modest efforts.

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