August 31, Indian sports activities wrap: Lengthy jumper Jeswin finishes fourth in Lucerne

Published:Mar 9, 202410:01
August 31, Indian sports activities wrap: Lengthy jumper Jeswin finishes fourth in Lucerne


Lengthy jumper Jeswin Aldrin finishes fourth in Lucerne

Younger lengthy jumper Jeswin Aldrin bought some essential classes on easy methods to deal with unfavourable situations whereas ending fourth within the Spitzen Leichtathletik meet, a World Athletics Continental Tour (silver) occasion, in Lucerne (Switzerland) on Tuesday night time.

Moist, chilly situations and headwinds spoiled the present as Aldrin - tenth on this planet listing this yr with the 8.26m which got here within the Federation Cup in April – managed a last-round 7.82m.

Switzerland’s Simon Ehammer, the bronze medallist on the latest World Championships who has a private better of 8.45m which got here in Could, was the one jumper to the touch 8m and received the gold whereas Jamaica’s former World champion Tajay Gayle (7.98) and Greece’s Olympic champion Miltiadis Tentoglou (7.94) took silver and bronze. The highest 5 jumpers achieved their greatest efficiency within the final spherical.

And ending behind the 20-year-old Aldrin have been Indoor Worlds silver medallist Henry Frayne (fifth, 7.77m) and the latest Birmingham Commonwealth Video games champion LaQuan Nairn (seventh, 7.62).

Many massive names struggled within the opposed situations. Jamaica’s Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah, the second quickest girl in historical past with 10.54s, clocked 11.30s for 100m silver behind American Sha'Carri Richardson (11.29).

- Stan Rayan


Junior World Championships: Apeksha qualifies for girls’s 200m butterfly finals

Apeksha Fernandes certified for the ladies’s 200m butterfly occasion on the Junior World Championships in Lima, Peru on Wednesday.

With a private greatest timing of two:18.18s, Apeksha completed fourth in her warmth and eighth total, thus grabbing the ultimate spot for the finals.

The ultimate will likely be held at 4:39AM IST on Thursday.

Nonetheless, Vedaant Madhavan was disqualified throughout the males’s 200m freestyle warmth resulting from a false begin.

- Group Sportstar


Hero WPGT, eleventh leg: Native star Sneha takes one-shot lead after first spherical

Native star Sneha Singh slotted two late birdies on the sixteenth and seventeenth to make sure a one-shot lead after the primary spherical of the eleventh Leg of the Hero Girls’s Professional Golf Tour in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

Trailing Sneha have been three gamers, Nayanika Sanga, Hitaashee Bakshi and Shweta Mansingh, who landed one of many two eagles seen on the day on the Boulder Hills Golf & Nation Membership.

Sneha had an outstanding entrance 9 with three birdies and no bogeys. She added a fourth birdie on tenth however was pushed again with consecutive bogeys on twelfth and thirteenth. She fought again with birdies on sixteenth and seventeenth to make sure a card of four-under 68.

Sneha has received as soon as as an newbie this season and has additionally received in earlier seasons. Now she is searching for her maiden success after turning skilled.

Nayanika and Hitaashee might effectively have tied with Sneha, however each had bogeys on seventeenth. In distinction, Shweta made a splash in direction of the tip. She was even par after 12 with two birdies and two bogeys. An eagle on Par-5 14th and a birdie on the Par-3 sixteenth made the day nice for her with 69.

Pranavi Urs, winner of 4 occasions this season and a scorching favorite this week, had a modest 2-under with 4 birdies in opposition to two bogeys. She was tied for fifth with newbie Keerthana R Nair and Seher Atwal, one of many winners this season. All of them had 2-under 70 every.

Newbie Heena Kang additionally had an eagle on Par-5 14th however she had contrasting nines. She had a double bogey, three bogeys and only one birdie for 4-over 40 on the entrance 9. She rallied on the again 9 with three birdies and an eagle in her final six holes.

Newbie Vidhatri Urs with 1-under 71 and Ishvari Prasanna (72) rounded off the High-10.


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