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Focus on women’s long jump during IGP in Bengaluru « Athletics Federation of India

Focus on women’s long jump during IGP in Bengaluru « Athletics Federation of India


Rivalry between Uttar Pradesh’s promising World U20 silver medalist in long jump, Shaili Singh, and Kerala’s Asian medalist Nayana James to grab top spot in the women’s long jump will be witnessed yet again at One Day Indian Grand Prix 1 scheduled to be held on April 30 at Bengaluru’s Kanteerava Stadium. The competition is sponsored by NEB Sports Entertainment Private Limited.

At the third edition of the Indian Open Jumps competition held recently in Bengaluru, the 28 years old Kerala’s jumper grabbed the limelight with a personal and season best of 6.67m to win the gold medal. Shaili, eight years younger to Nayana had to contend with second spot and her best jump was 6.40m.

As per entries two time-Asian Games champion, Tajinderpal Singh Toor, will also be seen in action in Bengaluru.

World Championships finalist in men’s javelin throw, Manu DP, has also confirmed his entry.

The IGP 1 will be conducted in nine disciplines in both men and women’s sections. The One-Day competition will also act as a warm up session to next month’s track and field meet in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

The events in both men and women’s group are 100m, 200m, 800m, 3000m steeplechase, high jump, long jump, triple jump shot put and javelin throw.

The men’s 100m has attracted as many as 31 entries. The majority of the sprinters are from Karnataka, while six from Odisha, including talented Prasad Bhoi have confirmed their participation.

Punjab’s sprinter Gurkirat Singh will also be seen in action.

Shankar Lal Swami and Bal Kishan are two prominent long distance runners who will be seen in action in the men’s 3000m steeplechase.

Mohammed Afsal has also confirmed his entry in the men’s 800m.

Odisha’s international sprinter Srabani Nanda will be the main attraction in the women’s 100m and 200m events.

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