India’s Shaili Singh won the silver medal in women’s long jump at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi with a best attempt of 6.59m.
India’s Shaili Singh won the silver medal in women’s long jump at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi with a best attempt of 6.59m. She came very close to the gold medal, falling short by just 0.01m, with Sweden’s Maja Askag winning it with a best effort of 6.60m. Ukraine’s Mariia Horielova took the bronze medal.
It was India’s second silver medal and third overall at this year’s U20 Championships.
The 17-year-old Shaili Singh started with two jumps of 6.34m before taking the lead in the third round of jumps with her attempt of 6.59m. However, Askag jumped 6.60 in her fourth attempt to win the gold medal with a narrow margin.
On Saturday, India’s mixed 4x400m relay team won the bronze medal while Amit Khatri won the silver medal in the 10000m race walk event.
Olympic Champion Neeraj Chopra congratulated Anju Bobby George for her ‘mentorship and guidance’ to Shaili Singh after the 17-year-old long jumper bagged silver in the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi on Sunday.
Shaili joined the Anju Bobby Sports Foundation in 2017 as a 14-year-old after being spotted by Robert Bobby George, who helped Anju Bobby George to India’s lone senior athletics World medal in 2003.