Athletics: Salahuddin takes gold in Kyrgyzstan

Mohammed Salahuddin won the men’s triple jump gold at the Tatyana Kolpakova memorial international athletics meet at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on Sunday.

Mohammed Salahuddin's16.53m in the second round brought him an easy gold.   -  Special arrangement

A week after producing his personal best (16.64m) at Almaty, Mohammed Salahuddin came up with another big one on Sunday and won the men’s triple jump gold at the Tatyana Kolpakova memorial international athletics meet at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

The 25-year-old’s 16.53m in the second round brought him an easy gold with the silver going to a Kazakh athlete with 15.06m.

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Meanwhile, 2015 Asian champion Inderjeet Singh took the shot put gold with 18.67m. He has been in that range for a major part of this year, though he has a personal best of 20.65m which came in 2015. Tunlay Narzary won the women’s shot put with a mediocre 13.83m.

Gajanand Mistry (200m, 21.50s) and Mohammed Afsal (800m, 1:51.39s) also won golds while Beant Singh, who had shown a lot of promise a couple of years ago, took bronze in the men's 800m.

Vipin Kasana registered a personal best of 82.51m as he won the men’s javelin gold, while Asian and Asian Games shot put champion Tajinderpal Singh Toor produced a season best 20.36m to finish third at the Kladno international meet in the Czech Republic on Saturday. Hima Das clocked 23.43m for the women’s 200m gold.

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The results (Indians only, at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan):

Men: 200m: 1. Gajanand Mistri (21.50s). 800m: 1. Mohammed Afsal (1:51.39s), 3. Beant Singh (1:52.18). 5000m: 2. Ajith (14:46.41s), 3. Rahul (14:49.61). Triple jump: 1. Mohammed Salahuddin (16.53m). Shot put:  1. Inderjeet Singh (18.67m).

Women: Shot put: 1. Tunlay Narzary (13.83m). 200m: 2. Revathi (23.54s).

At Kladno, Czech Republic:

Men: Javelin throw: 1. Vipin Kasana (82.51m), 2. Abishek Singh (77.32), 3. Davinder Singh Kang (76.58). Shot put: 3. Tajinderpal Singh Toor (20.36m).

Women: 1. Hima Das (23.43s).