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senior record-surpassing effort in the high jump at the 32nd Junior Nationals by also winning the gold medal in the triple jump event at the Nehru stadium in Coimbatore. Ahkello Witherspoon 49ers Jersey . But in a goof-up that neither the AFI (Athletics Federation of India) nor the Tamil Nadu State Athletics Association were willing to claim responsibility for, no gold medal was available for Shankar. The organisers of the junior nationals had run out of medals for the competition.In all there was a shortfall of 29 gold medals, 27 silver and as many bronze medals.AFI secretary general CK Valson said that while the medals had been procured from Delhi, he had only been made aware of the shortage in the last day of the event. There are 125 events in the junior nationals so sometime it becomes difficult to keep track of the number of medals. But if there were fewer number of medals that had been procured, we should have been told in advance. We could have brought more medals from Delhi, he says.Latha, the treasurer of the Tamil Nadu athletics federation - the event organisers - said that it was the AFIs job to get the medals from Delhi and the organisers role was to give what medals were available to the athletes.In an effort to address the situation, Valson said that the AFI would post the medals to the respective state associations which would subsequently disburse the medals.While long jumpers often participate in the triple jump event, a high jumper taking part in the triple is unusual. Shankar was taking part in the triple jump event for only the second time in his career. The 17-year-old won gold in the Delhi state championships held a couple of months earlier, which was just a few weeks since he took up the triple jump event.He cleared 15.21m, to better Tamil Nadus K Kamalraj who jumped 14.91. Shankar, though, was unable to get either the meet or national U-18 record which stand at 15.63 and 15.52 respectively.Shankars form had the refinement that can be expected of someone with just a couple of months of practice in an event known for its technical challenge. Former Long jumper Anju Bobby George who was present at the venue would say Shankar had a strong step and jump phase but was very weak in the initially hop jump and in his landing. Despite those limitations, Shankar was still far ahead of the field.While his flaws were noticeable, its not something Shankar is bothered by. I only take part in the triple jump because the drills are something that help me in the high jump as well. I was expecting to win a gold but I wasnt thinking of getting a record. The triple jump is just a fun event for me, he says.He, however, missed out on the best athlete award in the U-18 boys category. Considering that he had broken the senior national record, Shankar might have been expected to claim the award. Instead it went to Haryanas Dipender Dabas who won the U-18 shot put event with a meet record.It was a quirk of the system that decided it. The recipient of the award is calculated according to an IAAF points system. By jumping 2.26m, Shankar earned 1144 points as per the system. Dabas who threw the shot 20.65m, took 1159 points. However, unlike Shankar who was competing in essentially an open competition, Dabas was using a lighter shot put (weighing 5kg as against the senior shot that weighs 6kg). As such, Dabas had a distinct advantage when points were being calculated.Indeed, the best athletes in all the boys categories (U-20, U-18, U-16 and U-14) went to shot putters. Yes it seems like they have an advantage because of the implements they are using, but there is no way to calculate the points for a junior event where the equipment is lighter, Dr. Tony Daniel, Technical Committee chairman of the federation, said.?As it stands, Shankar will head home to Delhi with a medal and a national record. He will have to collect the second gold medal from the AFI office.? Solomon Thomas 49ers Jersey .com) - The Montreal Canadiens will try to halt their longest losing streak of the season when they host the struggling New York Islanders in tonights clash at the Bell Centre. Joe Williams Jersey . JOHNS, N. http://www.football49ersjerseyauthentic.com/authentic-ahkello-witherspoon-49ers-jersey/ .Y. -

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