Sakshi Parmar of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Vidyalaya, Borivli set a new meet record of 32.75 metres in the under-16 girls' javelin throw event on Day One of the Mumbai Schools Sports Association (MSSA) inter-school athletics meet at the Sports Authority of India, Kandivli yesterday.
Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Vidyalaya's Sakshi Parmar. Pic/Nimesh Dave
In her very first attempt, Sakshi broke the previous record of 30.26m set by Samya Suresh in 1996 by throwing 32.33m. She only kept improving thereafter to underline her consistency in the six attempts.
"I was aiming for 34 to 35m as I had achieved that during practice, but it feels good to see your name in the records book.
"I am leaving for Nagpur tomorrow (Wednesday) for a three-day preparation camp ahead of the National Games in Ranchi from January 18. I will try to throw 34m there," said the Class IX student.
Meanwhile, Sahebjeetsingh Rance of Arya Vidya Mandir (Bandra) clocked 2:00:2 to break the previous record of 2:05:5 set by Ajit Naik in 1991 in the 800m run.