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U-20 World Athletics: Shaili Singh of India won silver medal in long jump, missed gold by a close margin

Shaili Singh made it to the finals by performing well in the qualification. Shaili jumped 6.40m in qualification and finished first in both her groups.

Shaili Singh had made it to the finals of the Under-20 World Athletics Championships.

India’s women’s long jump player Shaili Singh won a medal in the final of the U-20 World Athletics Championship on Sunday by performing brilliantly. During this his best jump was 6.59 meters. Shelly covered a distance of 6.34 meters in the first attempt. In the second attempt too, he jumped the same distance. In the third attempt, he improved and covered a distance of 6.59 meters. With this, she had come in first place, but Maja Aksag took her lead by jumping 6.60 meters. In the last attempt, Shaili Singh jumped 6.36 meters and had to be content with the silver medal. This is India’s third medal in the current season of this championship while overall seventh medal.

Earlier, Shaili Singh had done well in the qualification and made it to the finals. Shaili jumped 6.40 meters in the qualification and finished first in both her groups. In the qualification round held on Friday, 20 August, Shaily made her third and final jump best in Group B. He jumped 6.40 in it and automatically qualified. For automatic qualification, it was necessary to achieve a distance of 6.35 meters. He had jumped 6.34 meters in the first attempt, while covering a distance of 5.98 meters in the second jump. In the last attempt, Shaily secured the first position by securing the required distance.

Sweden’s gold medal

Shelly was at the first position but Sweden’s Aksag jumped a meter higher than her to push her to second place and won the gold medal. Ukraine’s Maria Horilova took the bronze medal with a jump of 6.50.

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