September 16, 2021
General News

World Athletics U20: Shaili wins silver in long jump

Nairobi, Aug 22 (SocialNews.XYZ) India’s Shaili Singh improved on her personal best of 6.48 metres with a superb effort of 6.59 in the womens long jump final but lost out on the gold medal by an agonizing one centimetre on the final day of competitions at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday.

The 17-year-old Shaili, coached by former jumper Bobby George and his wife Anju Bobby George, had to be satisfied with the silver medal despite a brilliant performance in Nairobi during which she improved on her personal best twice, once to qualify for the final (6.48) and then in the final — 6.59 meters.


Shaili had taken the lead with a leap of 6.59m on her third jump but Sweden’s Maja Askag cleared 6.60 on her fourth jump and took the gold medal as…

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