Asian Games 2018 at Jakarta And Palembang, Day 11: Arpinder Singh bags gold in men’s triple jump with a historic jump of 16.77 m. Three out of his six jumps was invalid, but his three valid jumps did the trick for him. This is India’s 10th gold medal. Uzbekistan was second and China was third in the event.Also Read - Neeraj Chopra Nominated For Khel Ratna Award; Tejinder Pal Singh Toor, Arpinder Singh For Arjuna Award
Arpinder Singh is a former bronze-medallist from the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Also Read - IAAF Continental Cup: Triple Jumper Arpinder Singh Becomes First Indian to Win Medal in IAAF Continental Cup
Arpinder is also a national record holder with the personal best of 17.17m, which he recorded in Lucknow. Also Read - Asian Games 2018 at Jakarta And Palembang: Swapna Barman Wins Gold in Heptathlon Finals
Earlier in the day, India’s Dutee Chand grabbed the silver medal in the women’s 200 metres race at the 18th Asian Games here on Wednesday.
Dutee clocked 23.20 seconds to finish behind Bahrain’s Edidiong Odiong, who claimed the gold medal in 22.96 seconds.
Wei Yongli won the bronze medal with a timing of 23.27 seconds.
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