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