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Sudha betters her own meet mark in National Open Athletics

National record holder Sudha Singh of Railways bettered her own meet mark while winning gold in women`s 3000m steeplechase on the third and penultimate day of the 53rd National Open Athletics Championships on Monday.

Merlin Joseph shatters women`s 100m dash national record

Railway sprinter Merlin K Joseph on Sunday smashed the 13-year-old national record in women`s 100m race in the semifinals but could manage only a bronze in the finals on the second day of the 53rd National Open Athletics Championships.

Athletes require full time coach, sponsor: Elavarasi

Champion in the 400m hurdles R Elavarasi today said that an athlete requires a full time coach and sponsor to match the feats achieved by sprint legend P T Usha.