Long jumper Jeswin Aldrin wins gold in Golden Fry Series meet in Liechtenstein | More sports News

NEW DELHI: Top of the Indian long jump Jeswin Aldrin won gold in the 3rd Golden Fry Series Athletics go to Schaan in Liechtenstein, with an impressive effort of 8.12m.
It was Aldrin’s first time jumping over 8m outside of India. He had failed to touch 8m in his last five meetings.
“Really happy with 8.12m in Golden Fly Series in Liechtenstein. It’s been a long season, one more lap before the end of this season…I will keep improving. More to come,” tweeted Aldrin.

Radek Juska of the Czech Republic was second with 7.70m while Norway’s Henrik Flatnes was third with 7.66m in Sunday’s event.
Triple jumper Praveen Chithravel, competing in long jumpfinished fourth with 7.58m.
Aldrin, 20, failed to qualify for the final event of the World Championships in Eugene (USA) in July, finishing 20th overall in the qualifying event with a jump of 7.78m.
He had jumped a wind-assisted 8.37m while winning gold at the Federation Cup in April. His personal and legal best for the season stands at 8.26m at the Federation Cup.
He had 8.20m in March during an Indian Grand Prix meeting.
The Golden Fly Series takes place in public places in cities with the aim of bringing fans closer to the action. Only the long jump and pole vault events took place. The next stop in the series will be in Thailand in December.

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