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Asian Games 2018: Arpinder Singh clinches India's first gold in men's triple jump in 48 years

Jakarta: Arpinder Singh clinched India's first men's triple jump gold in 48 years with a jump of 16.77m in the Asian Games at Jakarta on Wednesday.

Arpinder, who has been without a medal in multi-sporting events since winning a bronze in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, produced a best jump of 16.77m which he came up with in his third attempt.

 Asian Games 2018: Arpinder Singh clinches Indias first gold in mens triple jump in 48 years

Arpinder Singh in action during the men's triple jump finals. AP

Ruslan Kurbanov of Uzbekistan took the silver with a best jump of 16.62m while Shuo Cao of China was third with an effort of 16.56m.

Wednesday's mark of Arpinder was, however, well below his season best of 17.09m which he did during the National Inter-State Championships in June, which had put him at number three in the Asian rankings.

Arpinder has a personal best of 17.17m. He had finished fifth in the 2014 Asian Games.

India's last Asian Games gold medal in men's triple jump had come in 1970 from Mohinder Singh Gill.

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Updated Date: Aug 29, 2018 19:46:25 IST

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