World Athletics: India’s Mayookha finishes 9th in prolonged jump
By LM - Sun Aug 28, 10:46 pm
Mayookha, who was a third Indian ever to validate for a final of an particular event, purebred her best, 6.37 metres, in a initial leap. Her remaining dual jumps were 6.31 and 62.6 metres. The 23-year-old’s efforts in a final was approach behind her opening in a gift where she leapt to 6.53 meters.
The bullion went to American Brittney Reese (6.83 meters) while Olga Kucherenko of Russia bagged a china with a burst of 6.77 meters. Latvian Ineta Radevica missed a china by a hair and had to settle for a bronze with burst of 6.76 metres.
Among other Indians, Gurmeet Singh (1:26:34) and Babubhai Kesharabhai Panucha (1:26:53) finished 30th and 31st in men’s 20km walk. Russia finished 1-2 with Valeriy Borchin (1:19:56) and Vladimir Kanaykin (1:20:27). The bronze went to Colombia’s Luis Fernando L√≥pez (1:20:38).