Jyoti Yaraji creates history in women's 100m hurdles, first Indian athlete to do so

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Jyothi Yaraji set a new record by completing the women's 100m hurdles in less than 13 seconds at the National Open Athletics Championships in Bengaluru on October 17, 2022.

Important facts

  • Jyoti has become the first Indian female athlete to complete the 100m hurdles in less than 13 seconds.

  • Jyoti, representing the Railways, created a new national record by completing the race in 12.82 seconds.

  • Then the wind gauge was 0.9 metres per second so that she would not lose her national record for the second time.

  • She had completed the same event in the National Games in Gujarat in 12.79 seconds but then the wind gauge was high and her time was not recorded in the national record.

  • She had already achieved the meet mark in the heat with a time of 13.18s, breaking the record of 13.38s set by Anuradha Biswal in Chennai 20 years ago.

  • Jyothi Yaraji was born on August 28, 1999 in Visakhapatnam (Vizag), Andhra Pradesh.

  • He made his international debut on 10 May 2022 at the Cyprus International Athletics Meet in Limassol.

  • Jyoti Yaraji eventually set the national record for the women's 100m hurdles with a timing of 13.23s.

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