Anju clinches bronze at World C'ships

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

Asian Games gold medallist Anju Bobby George clinched bronze medal in women's long jump at the 9th World Athletics Championships in Paris.

Paris:

It was one jump for Anju but one big leap for Indian athletics. Asian Games gold medallist Anju Bobby George clinched bronze medal in women's long jump at the 9th World Athletics Championships in Paris today. Anju, who had also won a bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester last year, becomes the first ever Indian to win a medal at the world event. France's Eunice Barber won the gold with a jump of 6.99 metres while Tatyana Kotova of Russia took the silver with 6.74m. Anju bagged her prized bronze medal with a leap of 6.70m which surpassed her season best of 6.65m. (PTI)

Topics : Athletics
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