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India Open Jumps | Nayana luggage lengthy bounce gold with private greatest mark


Kerala’s Nayana James, winner of the Ladies’s Lengthy Soar, throughout the third Indian Open Jumps Competitors 2024, on the Anju Bobby Excessive Efficiency Centre, in Bengaluru on March 20, 2024.
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Kerala’s Nayana James recorded a private greatest mark, leaping 6.67m to safe the ladies’s lengthy bounce gold on the third Indian Open Jumps Competitors held on the Anju Bobby George Basis right here on Wednesday.

On a day when no athlete threatened the 2024 Paris Olympics qualification mark, the 28-year-old’s effort stood out, coming practically seven years after her earlier better of 6.55m.

Nayana’s greatest bounce got here off her second try, leaving the fancied Shaili Singh with a mountain to climb. The 20-year-old struggled along with her rhythm and may solely handle 6.40m.

Nayana’s distance was 16cms off Anju Bobby George’s Nationwide report and 19cms behind the Paris mark. However Nationwide jumps coach Denis Kapustin, who had a trackside view to the proceedings, termed it the “greatest jumps outcome” in current occasions.

One other athlete to achieve a private excessive was Tamil Nadu’s 22-year-old Pavithra Venkatesh in ladies’s pole vault as she scaled 4.15m. It was a candy outcome for the 2023 Asian indoor silver medallist, who couldn’t journey to Tehran final month for the 2024 version as she couldn’t carry her poles through cargo.

Pole vaulter Pavithra Venkatesh of Tamil Nadu after her winning jump during the 3rd Indian Open Jumps Competition 2024, the at Anju Bobby High Performance Centre, in Bengaluru on March 20, 2024.

Pole vaulter Pavithra Venkatesh of Tamil Nadu after her successful bounce throughout the third Indian Open Jumps Competitors 2024, the at Anju Bobby Excessive Efficiency Centre, in Bengaluru on March 20, 2024.
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“I used to be comfortable to get my PB,” Pavithra mentioned. “I went for the Nationwide report (4.21m) however couldn’t attain it. However total I’m comfortable, particularly after what occurred just lately [Tehran fiasco].”

Statemate M. Gowtham scaled 5.10m within the males’s competitors — 30cm higher than his hitherto greatest — to emerge first.

In males’s triple bounce, Commonwealth Video games silver medallist Abdulla Aboobacker took gold (16.76m) forward of CWG gold medallist Eldhose Paul (16.45) and Tamil Nadu’s Selva Prabhu (16.32).

Kerala’s Abdulla Aboobacker winner of the men’s Triple Jump, during the 3rd Indian Open Jumps Competition 2024, at the Anju Bobby High Performance Centre, in Bengaluru on March 20, 2024.

Kerala’s Abdulla Aboobacker winner of the boys’s Triple Soar, throughout the third Indian Open Jumps Competitors 2024, on the Anju Bobby Excessive Efficiency Centre, in Bengaluru on March 20, 2024.
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The outcomes: Males: Excessive bounce: 1. Jesse Sandesh (Kar) 2.20m, 2. Aadarsh Ram (TN) 2.10, 3. Swadhin Kumar Majhi (Odi) 2.10; Lengthy bounce: 1. Muhammed Anees Yahiya (Ker) 7.94m, 2. Aditya Kumar Singh (MP) 7.78, 3. Vishnu Siva Sankar (Del) 7.50; Triple bounce: 1. Abdulla Aboobacker (Ker) 16.76m, 2. Eldhose Paul (Ker) 16.45, 3. Selva Prabhu (TN) 16.32; Pole vault: 1. M. Gowtham (TN), 5.10m, 2. G. Reegan (TN) 5.00, 3. Shekhar Kumar Pandey (UP) 4.90.

Ladies: Excessive bounce: 1. Athira Somaraj (Ker) 1.76m, 2. Kevinaa Ashwine Annavi (TN) 1.74, 3. Khushi (Har) 1.68; Lengthy bounce: 1. Nayana James (Ker) 6.67m, 2. Shaili Singh (UP) 6.40, 3. Susmita (Raj) 6.28; Triple bounce: 1. Poorva Hitesh Sawant (Mah) 13.31m, 2. Sharvari Avinash Parule (Mah) 13.31, 3. N.V. Sheena (Ker) 13.18; Pole vault: 1. Pavithra Venkatesh (TN) 4.15m, 2. Mariya Jaison (Ker) 3.80, 3. G. Sindhushree (Kar) 3.80.

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