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Krish Solanki sets high jump record


Mumbai : The second day of Sports For All, Mumbai’s mini-Olympics for schoolkids, came to life with as many as 1,000 students from over 180 schools competing in 35 different track and field events here on Tuesday.

At the end of the eventful day at SAI’s Kandivalli complex, a 13-year-old boy from Children’s Academy, Malad raced away with all the honours, setting a new school record. Krish Solanki, the Mumbai suburban district champion, scaled 1.60 metres to set a new record and take the gold medal in the high jump event.

His schoolmate Yash Poria grabbed the silver by jumping 1.50 metres while the bronze went to Krish Joshi (1.45 metres) of Children Academy, Thakur Complex.

Among the other exciting events, which saw many talented young kids compete like champions, Prajval Shetty, nicknamed the Malad Prodigy, of Children’s Academy flung the javelin over a distance of 35.74 metres to take the coveted gold.