Triple jumper Eldhose Paul qualifies for World Championships final

The 25-year-old Paul, who reached here just a few days ago due to visa issues, has a season's and personal best of 16.99m which he had recorded while winning gold in the Federation Cup in April.

Published: 22nd July 2022 09:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2022 09:04 AM   |  A+A-

Indian athlete Eldhose Paul (Photo| EPS)

Indian athlete Eldhose Paul (Photo| EPS)

By PTI

EUGENE: Eldhose Paul became the first Indian to qualify for the triple jump final at the World Championships with an effort of 16.68m here.

He finished sixth in the Group A qualification round and 12th overall to make the cut for Sunday's final (6:50 am IST).

The 25-year-old Paul, who reached here just a few days ago due to visa issues, has a season's and personal best of 16.99m which he had recorded while winning gold in the Federation Cup in April.

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The two other Indians, Praveen Chithravel and Abdulla Aboobacker failed to make it to the finals after best jumps of 16.49m and 16.45m respectively.

Chitravel finished eighth in Group A and 17th overall while Aboobacker ended at 10th in Group B and 19th overall. Those who cleared 17.05m or the 12 best performers across two qualification round groups qualify for the finals.



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