Siva Subramaniam Breaks Men’s Pole Vault National Record
Pole vaulter Siva Subramaniam has broken the national record of men’s pole vault at the 36th National Games today by clearing 5.31 meters.
36th National Games: At the 36th National Games, pole vaulter Siva Subramaniam broke his own national mark by clearing 5.31 meters.
The Services pole vaulter just slightly improved his previous best, a height of 5.30 meters set in 2018.
The other hero of the day was Sambo Lapung, an Arunachal Pradesh-based service member who broke the Clean and Jerk record by lifting 198 kg, shattering the previous record established in the men’s 96 kg weightlifting.
Vijay Pal Singh’s 5.10m National Games record was broken by Siva Subramaniam in 1987 when he cleared 5.11m.
Then, taking into account the record, he cleared 5.21 meters and won the bar in 5.31. He attempted it once and failed, but he reeled himself in and tried again.
What Is Pole Vault Sports?
The pole vault is a track and field sporting event that is played by both men and women. In this sport, competitors sprint along a runway while holding a long, flexible pole that they place in a box.
They then convert the kinetic energy they produce while running into the pole’s potential energy to lift themselves over a crossbar that is suspended between 2 upright stands multiple meters above the ground.
After each round, the crossbar’s height is increased, and each athlete (vaulter) is given three tries.
36th National Games 2022 Updates
In the women’s 3m Springboard diving competition, Maharashtrian Hrutika Shriram won gold.
She won the gold medal with a score of 179.15 points and immediately dedicated it to her coach-husband and little kid.
In the discus throw, Kirpal Singh (Punjab) beat Shakti Singh’s 25-year-old record of 58.56m with a new National Games record of 59.32m.
SP Likhit, a breaststroke star, also won two gold medals at the Sardar Patel Aquatics Complex in Rajkot.
Komal Wakale of Maharashtra won the women’s 87kg weightlifting competition. BN Usha of Karnataka chose silver, while T. Satya Jyothi of Andhra Pradesh got bronze.