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Asian Games: Indian triple jumpers disappoint

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Modified 02 Oct 2014, 19:24 IST
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Renjith Maheshwary
Renjith Maheshwary

Incheon, Oct 2 (IANS)

Indian athletes Arpinder Singh and Renjith Maheshwary failed to secure any medal from the men's triple jump final, finishing fifth and ninth respectively, at the 17th Asian Games on Thursday.

Arpinder, a Glasgow Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, managed a best leap of 16.41 metres on his first attempt among six bids while Renjith registered a best of 15.67m at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium.

China's Shuo Cao won the gold with a best jump of 17.30m, followed by his compatriot Bin Dong at 16.95m. South Korea's Deokhyeon Kim claimed bronze with a leap of 16.93m.

All three medal winners achieved their season's best marks.

Published 02 Oct 2014, 19:23 IST
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