Young long jumper Shaili Singh finishes third in Japan in her first senior outdoor competition

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Young-long-jumper-Shaili-Singh-finishesIn her first major senior outdoor international event, long jumper Shaili Singh won a bronze at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Yokohama on 21st May. 

An overview of the news

  • She finished third in the women's long jump with a creditable effort of 6.65m.

  • Shelly's first round jump of 6.65 m was the best ever at a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold level event, although it was 11 cm below her personal best.

  • Her attempt also saw a wind speed of +2.1 m/s, which is above the permissible limit of +2.0 m/s.

  • Maryse Luzolo of Germany took the gold with a jump of 6.79m, while Brooke Buschkuel of Australia was second with an effort of 6.77m.

  • Shelly won the silver medal in the 2021 World Under-20 Athletics Championships with a jump of 6.59 meters.

  • In April, Shelly had a jump of 6.76 meters, the second highest long jump after Anju Bobby George, who had won the gold medal at the Indian Grand Prix.

  • In February, she finished fifth at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships in Nur-Sultan with a jump of 6.27m.

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