Nairobi, First Published Aug 22, 2021, 11:25 PM IST
Nairobi: Long jumper Shailee Singh is proud to have won a silver medal at the Under – 20 World Athletics Championships. ‘Would have been happier if it had been gold. Dedicated to Medal Coach Robert Bobby George. He has given good support and confidence, ”she told Asianet News.
India won the third medal of the championship through Shaili Singh. Style, who covered a distance of 6.34 meters in the first two events, covered a distance of 6.59 meters in the third jump. Sweden’s junior European champion Maja Askaj bagged the gold with a distance of 6.60 meters.
In the qualifying round, she won the first place with a distance of 6.40 meters and qualified for the style final. Shailee Singh, a native of Uttar Pradesh, is training at the Anju Bobby Foundation under Robert Bobby George.
Earlier, India’s Amit Khatri had won silver in the 10 km walk. Amit completed the walk in 42: 17.94. Another Indian achievement in the meet was the Indian team winning bronze in the mixed relay. The Indian team comprising Bharat S, Sumi, Priya Mohan and Kapil finished in 3: 20.60. Malayalee player Abdul Razzaq was also in the team that competed in the Heat House.
Under-20 World Athletics: Style Singh shines with silver in long jump
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Last Updated Aug 22, 2021 11:28 PM IST