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Last Updated Wednesday January 17 2018 12:52 AM IST

National School Meet: Kerala retain overall title

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Alex P Thankchan Alex P Thankchan became the first Kerala boy to win the discus throw gold. Sibi Mampuzhakary

Rohtak (Haryana): Kerala continued their supremacy in the National School Athletics Meet by retaining the overall title on Friday. Kerala, who faced stiff challenge from Haryana, ended with 88 points.

Haryana took the second spot with 59 points, while Tamil Nadu (40) finished third.

Kerala had won three gold medals, as many silver and two bronze on Thursday.

Alex P Thankchan had become the first Kerala boy to win the discus throw gold.

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    P.R. Aiswarya of Kerala in action in the girls' triple jump final in Rohtak on Thursday. Aiswarya won the gold. Photo: Sibi Mampuzhakary

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    Nivya Antony of Kerala reigned supreme in the girls' pole vault final in Rohtak on Wednesday. Photo: Sibi Mampuzhakary

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    Long jump gold medal winner T P Amal, left, and silver medalist N Anas kiss their coach P G Manoj after the finals on Wednesday. Photo: Sibi Mampuzhakary

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    Aparna Roy of Kerala in action in the girls' 100m hurdles final on Wednesday. She went on to win the gold. Photo: Sibi Mampuzhakary

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    T P Amal of Kerala wins the long jump gold in Rohtak on Wednesday. Photo: Sibi Mampuzhakary

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    J Vishnupriya of Kerala en route to her gold-medal winning effort in 400m hurdles. Photo: Sibi Mampuzhakary

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    Nivya Antony of Kerala, left, who won the pole vault gold, with silver medalist Arsha Babu in Rohtak on Wednesday. Photo: Sibi Mampuzhakary

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    Kerala's Alex P Thankachan in action in the boys' discus throw gold in Rohtak on Thursday. He went on to win the gold. Photo: Sibi Mampuzhakary

    National School Athletics
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    P.R. Aiswarya of Kerala wins the girls' triple jump gold in Rohtak on Thursday. Photo: Sibi Mampuzhakary

    National School Athletics

The meet witnessed an unsavory incident on Thursday with a few Haryana team members beating up Kerala athletes.

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