Anju Bobby George misses bronze

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

Anju Bobby George missed out on the bronze medal by a whisker, finishing fourth in the World Athletics Final long jump event at Monaco today.

New Delhi:

Anju Bobby George missed out on the bronze medal by a whisker, finishing fourth in the World Athletics Final long jump event at Monaco today. Anju registered a best jump of 6.61 metres and finished outside the medal bracket, according to information received here. The event was again dominated by the three Russian women who had emerged victorious at the Athens Olympics last month. Irina Simagina, the Athens Games silver winner, took the gold with a jump of 6.74m. Tatyana Lebedeva, the Olympic gold medal winner, won the silver at 6.72m and Tatyana Kotova, who had won the bronze at the Olympics, again ended up with a third-place finish. Anju had finished sixth in Olympics with a personal best of 6.83m. (PTI)

Topics : Athletics
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