Shaili Singh clinched India’s third medal on the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi.© Twitter
India’s Shaili Singh gained the silver medal in ladies’s lengthy soar on the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi with a greatest try of 6.59m. She got here agonisingly near the gold medal, falling brief by simply 0.01m, with Sweden’s Maja Askag successful it with a greatest effort of 6.60m. Ukraine’s Mariia Horielova took the bronze medal. It was India’s second silver medal — and third general — at this yr’s version of the U20 Championships.
LONG JUMPER SHAILI SINGH WINS
A SILVER MEDAL with a soar of 6.59m
European Champion Maja Askag of Sweden takes house Gold with a leap of 6.60m, a centimetre higher!
– Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) August 22, 2021
The 17-year-old Shaili Singh began with two jumps of 6.34m earlier than taking the lead within the third spherical of jumps along with her try of 6.59m.
However, Askag jumped 6.60 in her fourth try to win the gold medal with the narrowest of margins.
Earlier within the day, Donald Makimairaj end fourth in males’s triple soar, whereas Ankita completed sixth in ladies’s 5000m.
India’s ladies’s 4x400m relay staff additionally completed fourth because the U20 Championships got here to an in depth on Sunday.
On Saturday, India’s combined 4x400m relay staff had clinched the bronze medal whereas Amit Khatri gained the silver medal within the 10000m race stroll occasion.
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