Nayana James sails to 6.67m distance, while Shaili Singh settles for second spot « Athletics Federation of India


Bengaluru : Kerala’s seasoned long jumper Nayana James stole the limelight while hot favourite Shaili Singh representing Uttar Pradesh settled for second spot in the one-day 3rd edition of the Indian Open Jumps Competition here on Wednesday at Anju Bobby George High Performance Center.
Nayana sailed to a distance of 6.67m, season best, in her second attempt to take pole position and eventually won the women’s long jump title. Having no mark in her first attempt didn’t spoil Nayana’s rhythm as she sailed to a distance of 6.67m in her second attempt to dominate the long jump event.
Uttar Pradesh’s 20 year-old Shaili was fancied to win the title but had to settle for a second place with a jump of 6.40m.
Shaili started her campaign with a modest jump of 6.35m and progressed to 6.40m in her fourth attempt. However, she wasn’t able to improve her performance in the remaining jumps to settle for second place.
The men’s long jump title went to Kerala’s Muhammed Anees whose best efforts were 7.94m.
High Jump: Athira Somaraj (Kerala) 1.76m, Kevinna Ashwine Annavi (Tamil Nadu) 1.74m, Khushi (Haryana) 1.68m.
Pole Vault: Pavithra Venkatesh (Tamil Nadu) 4.15m, Mariya Jaison (Kerala) 3.80m, Sindhushree G (Karnataka) 3.80m.
Triple Jump: Poorva Hitesh Sawant (Maharashtra) 13.31m, Sharvari Avinash P (Maharashtra) 13.31m, Sheena NV (Kerala) 13.18m.
Long jump: Nayana James (Kerala) 6.67m, Shaili Singh (Uttar Pradesh) 6.40m, Pavana Nagaraj (Karnataka) 6.17m.
Pole vault: M Gowtham (Tamil Nadu) 5.10m, Reegan G (Tamil Nadu) 5m, Shekhar Kumar Pandey (Uttar Pradesh) 4.90m.
Long jump: Muhammed Anees (Kerala) 7.94m, Aditya Kumar Singh (Madhya Pradesh) 7.78m, Vishnu Siva Sankar (Delhi) 7.50m
High jump: Jesse Sandesh (Karnataka) 2.20m, Aadarsh Ram (Tamil Nadu) 2.10m, Swadhin Kumar Majhi (Odisha) 2.10m.

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