Praveen Chitravel won a bronze in the men’s triple jump event at the Youth Olympics 2018. It’s the second medal for India in athletics in the Buenos Aires event.
Chitravel finished by clearing a distance of 15.68 m in the stage 2 competition. However. He finished 5th there. His real potential came through in stage 1 competition where he finished 3rd with a distance of 15.84 m. A total of 31.52 m made him win his bronze medal.
A completely new format for tracks and field event in which there will not be any finals (except the 4km cross country). In the Youth Olympics, each event is held two times and the result is calculated on the basis of both the rounds for the final rankings. Cuban athlete Alejandro Diaz clenched a gold with a total score of 34.18 m. Whereas the silver went to Nigeria’s Emmeanuel Oritsemeyiwa with scoring 16.34 m in the first round and 15.51 m in the second round, getting a total of 31.85 m and hence surpassed Praveen’s total by a small margin.
"See you next at the Olympics!"
Happy had a different feeling to it today, as an exuberant Praveen Chithravel spoke about his Bronze 🥉 win at #BuenosAires2018! His maiden international Medal will ignite a hundred more dreams, to be at the @Olympics! #IAmTeamIndia 🇮🇳
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— Team India (@ioaindia) October 17, 2018
Suraj panwar created history by bringing home the first athletics medal for India in men’s 5000 m race walk event which was held on Monday. Suraj earned a silver in that event.
India is standing strong with a medal tally of 12 medals with 3 gold, 8 silver, and 1 bronze.