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Assam Sprinter Amlan Borgohain wins gold at 60th National Open Athletics Championships, sets sight on Commonwealth and Asian Games

GUWAHATI: Assam Sprinter Amlan Borgohain produced his best efforts to emerge as a champion on the final day of the 60th National Open Athletics Championships on Sunday at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Hanamkonda in Warangal, Telangana.

Borgohain clocked a sensational time of 20.75 seconds to win the men’s 200m final.

The 23-year-old, who has lived in Hyderabad since 2014, was running his first 200m competition at the National level in 20 months. Borgohain burst out of the blocks and sped ahead of the pack to break the beam in 20.75 seconds.

It was not only the first time that Borgohain stopped the clock inside 21 seconds but also a new meet record.

After winning a gold, Borgohain has now set his sights on the Commonwealth and Asian Games next year.

Alongwith the Assam Sprinter, Tamil Nadu triple-jumper Praveen Chithravel and experienced Rajasthan hammer thrower Manju Bala Singh also showcased their career-best efforts to emerge champions.

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