Selva Thirumaran wins triple jump silver, India’s first in this discipline

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India’s Selva P Thirumaran finished second to bag the first ever triple jump silver by an Indian athlete at any level of the World Championships, when he registered a 16.15m effort in Cali U20 Championships.

It was India’s third medal of the ongoing U20 World Championships.

Edition ATHLETE EVENT MEDAL WON PERFORMANCE
2002 – Jamaica Seema Antil Discus Throw Women BRONZE 55.83m
2014 – USA Navjeet Kaur Dhillon Discus Throw Women Bronze 56.36m
2016 – Poland Neeraj Chopra Javelin Throw Men Gold 86.48m (U20 WR)
2018 – Finland Hima Das 400m Women Gold 51.46s
2021 – Nairobi Barath, Priya, Kapil and Summy Mixed 4x400m Bronze 3:20.60s
2021 – Nairobi Amit Khatri 10000 race walk men Silver 42:17.94s
2021 – Nairobi Shaili Singh Long jump women Silver 6.59m
2022 – Cali Barath, Priya, Kapil and Rupal Mixed 4x400m Silver 3:17.76s (Asian Record)
2022 – Cali Rupal Women’s 400m Silver
2022 – Cali Selva P Thirumaran Men’s Triple Jump Silver

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