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Tejas Shirse breaks national record in men’s 110m hurdles at competition in Finland; Jyothi narrowly misses qualifying for Olympics – Firstpost

Shirse, 21, broke the previous national record of 13.48 seconds set by Siddhanth Thingalaya in 2017. His previous personal best is 13.56 seconds, which he recorded on May 9 in Vught, Netherlands.
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Jyvaskyla: Little-known Tejas Shirse broke the national record in the men’s 110m hurdles by winning gold at the Motonet GP series, a Challenger-level event of the World Athletics Continental Tour, with a time of 13.41 seconds here on Wednesday.

Shirse, 21, broke the previous national record of 13.48 seconds set by Siddhanth Thingalaya in 2017. His previous personal best is 13.56 seconds, which he recorded on May 9 in Vught, Netherlands.

Shirse has not won any international medals but is India’s leading runner in the men’s 110m hurdles, having won gold at the Federation Cup, Inter-State National Championships and National Open last year. He did not participate in the Federation Cup this year as he trained and competed abroad.

His victory on Wednesday should propel him above his 61st place on World Athletics’ Road to Paris list.

The automatic qualifying mark for the men’s 110m hurdles at the Paris Olympics is 13.27 seconds. Forty athletes will compete in the men’s 110m hurdles at the Paris Olympics and half of them will advance to the world rankings.

In the same competition, Jyothi Yarraji won the women’s 100m hurdles final by equaling her national record of 12.78 seconds. She missed the Paris Olympics qualifying time by a hair of 12.77 seconds.

However, she is on track to make the Olympic selection as she currently occupies the 28th sport on the En route to Paris list of the 40 athletes participating in the Games.

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