Youth Olympics: Praveen Chitravel bags bronze in men’s triple jump

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Buenos Aires: Praveen Chitravel with an effort of 31.52m clinched a bronze in men’s triple jump at the ongoing Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires in Argentina. With this, India got its second medal in the athletics.

Praveen finished third with a jump of 15.84m in the Stage 1 and ended fifth with a jump of 15.68m in the Stage 2. With a combined effort of Stage 1 and 2, he finished third with 31.52m.

In a new format, there are no finals in track and field (with the exception of 4km cross-country) in the Youth Olympics and each event is held twice, with results from both rounds counting towards the final standings.

Alejandro Diaz of Cuba won the gold with a combined effort of 34.18m (17.14 + 17.04) while Emmanuel Oritsemeyiwa (16.34 + 15.51) of Nigeria took the silver.

This was India’s second athletics medal in these ongoing games after Suraj Panwar clinched a silver in men’s 5000m race walk event on Monday. This was India’s 12th medal and first bronze in these ongoing sports event.

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