Indian athletes keep shining in the Birmingham Commonwealth games 2022. In their recent spree for medals, Eldhose Paul and Abdulla Aboobacker won Gold and Silver medal respectively in Men’s Triple Jump.
Indian athlete Eldhose Paul scripted history by winning 1st ever GOLD in Men’s Triple Jump for India at Commonwealth Games.
Paul’s victory was followed by fellow Kerala athlete Abdulla Aboobacker here on Sunday.
Paul produced his best effort of 17.03m in his third attempt while Aboobacker was not behind much as he finished at 17.02m, which he managed in his fifth attempt.
Jah-Nhal Perinchief of Bermuda won the bronze with his best jump of 16.92m.
India has won four triple jump medals in the past editions but this is the first time two athletes from the country have got podium finishes.
Mohinder Singh Gill had won a bronze and a silver in 1970 and 1974 editions while Renjith Maheswary and Arpinder Singh had finished third in 2010 and 2014 editions.
with inputs from PTI