Kirpal Singh Batth surpassed the 22-year-old men’s discus throw meet record with an effort of 61.83m at the 25th AFI National Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships on Tuesday.
Kirpal Singh has a smile that is particularly charming. Kirpal, belonging from Punjab had enough reasons to showcase that smile at the Calicut University Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.
He supplied a series of fine throws on his way to the gold medal with a new meet record. He also reached 60m for the first time in his career.
He triumphed the men’s discus throw on 4th day of the Federation Cupwith his fourth attempt recording 61.83m; it was one of his four consecutive throws that went past 60m.
No Indian male since Vikas Gowda has perhaps seemed this good throwing a discus. Kirpal’s show was superior enough to meet the qualifying standard for the Asian Games.
He also surpassed the meet record that had sustained for 22 years. It had been set by Anil Kumar (59.55m). Gowda’s National record, recorded in 2012, is quite some way off though – at 66.28m.