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The 16th National Youth Athletics Championships held on 19th to 21st February 2019 in Raipur city of India took off with excellent records set by Vishvendra Singh and Harendra Kumar on day one.Vishvendra Singh had established a set a record in 10000-meter race walk competition in boys, and Harendra Kumar created an album in 1500 meters race in boys. Harendra Singh who is from Delhi and competed in 1500 meters boys race finished the race in 3:57:21 and won the race.

It was a record-breaking time in which he finished the race. Previously the record was set by Advesh Nagar in 2017 Youth Nationals which was 3:57:26. Vishvendra Singh who belonged from Madhya Pradesh finished the race in 43:21:99. It was also a record-breaking time. Previously the record of 44:41:31 set by Sanjay Kumar in 2017 in Hyderabad which is broken by Vishvendra Singh this year in Ranchi.

Along with Vishvendra Singh other athletes namely Paramjeet Singh Bisht of Uttrakhand and Amit of Haryana had set records of 43:22:68 and 43:36:26 respectively. In which Paramjeet Singh Bisht begged silver and Amit begged bronze.

Another close contest took place in the boys’ long jump competition with just one centimetre separating Kerala’s Mohammad Asif and Tamil Nadu’s P David. Ashif cleared 7.12m to take the gold medal while David settled for silver with a jump of 7.11m. Pankaj Verma of Haryana won the bronze medal with his very last drop of 7.01m.