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Lakshmanan wins gold in 5000m

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Guntur : Asian champion Govindan Lakshmanan grabbed a gold medal in men’s 5000m race while three meet records fell by the wayside on the opening day of the National Inter-State Athletics Championships.

Lakshmanan, representing Tamil Nadu, won the men’s 5000m event, clocking 14:07.76. Uttarakhand’s Man Singh (14:20.50) and Kalidas Hirave (14:24.91) of Maharashtra were in second and third positions respectively.