Talented Umred athlete Sandip Gound qualified for the 80 metres hurdles semi-finals in the ongoing 36th Junior National Athletics Championship 2021 being held at Guwahati, Assam, on Sunday.
The annual meet is being conducted by the Athletics Federation of India.
In the 80m hurdles event of the Under-16 boys category, Sandip Gound finished third in the Heat 1 to clinch a place in the semis, which will be held on Monday. Gound is representing Maharashtra in the Junior Nationals. Prior to the Guwahati meet, Gound had excelled in the State Athletics Meet held at Pune to secure a place in the Maharashtra squad.
K Kiran of Kerala won the Heat 1, while Harsh of Haryana finished second. Gound is a member of the Om Sai Sporting Club, Umred and trains under Praful Bele.