Abdullah received gold on the World Athletics Continental Tour meet in Japan


Abdullah Abubakar received the gold medal within the males’s triple bounce. , photograph credit score: file photograph

Commonwealth Video games silver medalist Abdullah Abubakar, who struggled to clear 16m in two occasions earlier this season, received gold within the males’s triple bounce on the 57th Oda Mikio Memorial Athletics Meet in Hiroshima on Saturday.

The 27-year-old Indian produced his private better of 16.31m in his remaining try to complete forward of Australian champion Hinson Eden (16.18m) on the World Athletics Continental Tour-Bronze occasion in Japan.

Abdullah, who received a Commonwealth Video games silver final yr with 17.02m, might solely handle 15.93 and 15.77 this season, whereas ending third in two home occasions in March.

In the meantime, Ankita bettered her private finest by greater than 20 s (earlier finest 15:55.15 s) to complete fifth in 5000 m with a timing of 15:33.24.

This enabled the 21-year-old to comfortably clear the Athletics Federation of India’s Asian Video games qualification ‘guideline’ of 15:49.00. Beneath-20 world champion Teresia Muthoni of Kenya received the gold with a timing of 15:13.41.

Within the males’s 3000m steeplechase, Balkishan completed 10th in 8:47.71.

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