Long Jumper Jeswin Aldrin Finishes 13th In World Indoor Championships

Mar2,2024


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National record holder long jumper Jesswin Aldrin finished a disappointing 13th with an effort of 7.69m at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow on Saturday. The 22-year-old, who was the world leader for a few months in 2023 with his 8.42m jump, cleared 7.69m in his first attempt but fouled his next two attempts. Even after three attempts, he could not make it to the top eight and was thus eliminated along with eight other competitors. The top eight long jumpers after three rounds are allowed three more attempts.

Reigning Olympic and world champion Miltiadis Tantoglou of Greece won the gold medal with a best jump of 8.22m, while Italy's 19-year-old Mattia Furlani (8.22m) and Jamaica's Carrie McLeod (8.21m) finished second and third respectively.

Aldrin had participated in three other international events last month and recorded clears of 7.70m, 7.74m and 7.83m respectively. Last year, he had finished eighth in the Hangzhou Asian Games.

National record holder triple jumper Praveen Chitravel is also competing at the world indoor showpiece.

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