India wins historic gold and silver in men's triple long jump

PTI | | Updated on: Aug 07, 2022
Gold medalist, Eldhose Paul and silver medalist, Abdulla Aboobacker of Team India celebrate following the Men’s Triple Jump Final at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.t

Gold medalist, Eldhose Paul and silver medalist, Abdulla Aboobacker of Team India celebrate following the Men’s Triple Jump Final at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.t | Photo Credit: SHAUN BOTTERILL

Paul produced his best at 17.03m in his third attempt and Aboobacker finished at 17.02m in his fifth

Eldhose Paul led India's historic 1-2 finish in men's triple jump at the Commonwealth Games as he won a rare gold medal in track and field events and was followed by fellow Kerala athlete, Abdulla Aboobacker on Sunday.

Paul produced his best effort of 17.03m in his third attempt while Aboobacker was not behind much as he finished at 17.02m, which he managed in his fifth attempt.

Jah-Nhal Perinchief of Bermuda won the bronze with his best jump of 16.92m.

India has won four triple jump medals in the past editions but, this is the first time, two athletes from the country have got podium finishes.

Mohinder Singh Gill had won a bronze and a silver in 1970 and 1974 editions while Renjith Maheswary and Arpinder Singh had finished third in 2010 and 2014 editions.

Published on August 07, 2022
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