Nayana James excels in Indian Open jump competition

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Kerala's Nayana James won the gold medal in the women's long jump event at the 3rd Indian Open Jump Competition.

An Overview of the News

  • Nayana James achieved a personal best mark of 6.67 m, a significant improvement from her previous best of 6.55 m seven years ago.

  • National jump coach Denis Kapustin described Nayana's result as "the best jump result" in recent memory.

  • Despite her impressive jump, Nayana Anju fell 16 cm short of Bobby George's national record and 19 cm short of the Paris mark.

Men's events:

  • High Jump: Karnataka's JC Sandesh topped the list with a height of 2.20 metres.

  • Long Jump: Muhammad Anees Yahiya, representing Kerala, emerged victorious with a jump of 7.94 metres.

  • Pole Vault: Tamil Nadu'sM. Gautam stood first with a height of 5.10 metres.

Women's events:

  • High Jump: Kerala's Athira Somraj won the gold medal by clearing a height of 1.76 meters.

  • Triple Jump: Maharashtra's Purva Hitesh Sawant topped the list with a jump of 13.31 metres.

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