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Indian Grand Prix 4 2023: Shaili Singh wins gold, records second-best jump after Anju Bobby George

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Long jumper Shaili Singh executed a 6.76m long jump, the second-best by an Indian after Anju Bobby George, to clinch the women’s long jump gold medal at the Indian Grand Prix 4 2023 athletics meet in Bangalore on Saturday.

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Singh also qualified for the Asian Games 2023, scheduled in Hangzhou, China, later this year, by surpassing the women’s long jump qualifying standard of 6.45m set by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI).

Shaili Singh also transcended her personal best by 28cm at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium and crossed Aishwarya Babu (6.73), JJ Shobha, and V Neena (6.66), Mayookha Johnu (6.64), M Prajusha, Nayana James and Ancy Sojan (6.55) in the list of best long jumps by an Indian woman. Singh ranks just after Anju Bobby George who has a national record of 6.83m.

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Meanwhile, Silver medallist Nayana James (6.53m) also crossed the Asian Games qualifying standards. In the women’s shot put, Rio Olympian Manpreet Kaur delivered a best effort of 16.81m to win the gold medal. She also met the Asian Games qualifying standard of 16.30m.

Further, Baranica Elangovan clinched gold in the women’s pole vault with a throw of 4.10m while meeting the qualification standards of 4.10m for the upcoming Asian Games. In the men’s 400m event, Amoj Jacob bagged the gold with a time of 46.13s to meet the AFI set qualification standard for Asian Games.


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