World Athletics U20 Championships: Neeraj Chopra Congratulates Shaili Singh On Women’s Long Jump Silver Medal

Shaili Singh clinched India’s third medal in ladies’s lengthy leap.© Twitter

Olympic Champion Neeraj Chopra congratulated Anju Bobby George for her ‘mentorship and steerage’ to Shaili Singh after the 17-year-old lengthy jumper bagged silver within the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi on Sunday. Shaili jumped 6.59m within the third try registering her greatest present within the occasion to bag the silver whereas Sweden’s Maja Askag received gold with a leap of 6.60m. Ukraine’s Mariia Horielova managed to settle with bronze by recording 6.50m. “Many congratulations, Shaili! You came so close to Gold today, and I’m sure you have a long way to go Congratulations to @anjubobbygeorg1 ma’am for your mentorship and guidance to Shaili,” Neeraj Chopra tweeted.

Shaili joined the Anju Bobby Sports Foundation in 2017 as a 14-year-old after being noticed by Robert Bobby George, who helped Anju Bobby George to India’s lone senior athletics Worlds medal in 2003.

The teenager has since grown leaps and bounds, breaking the junior nationwide file a number of instances.

This was India’s third medal within the showpiece occasion having already received bronze within the 4x400m blended relay staff occasion on Wednesday and silver by Amit Khatri within the 10,000m racewalking occasion on Saturday.

Jumping first within the ultimate, the Indian athlete registered an equivalent 6.34m within the first two makes an attempt. Shaili then made an enormous enchancment with a 6.59m in her third leap.

Wind help of two.2m/s was registered together with that try nevertheless it took her to the highest of the standings, going into the ultimate three makes an attempt.


Triple leap champion Maja Askag quickly gave her private greatest within the 4th try and moved into the lead with 6.60m.

Meanwhile, Shaili’s 4th and fifth try was an X. In her final try, the Indian did not handle to raised her third try, as Swedish Maja Askag received gold by a mere distinction of 1 cm.

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