Anju George finishes seventh in long jump

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

India's top woman athlete Anju B George finished seventh in long jump in the World Indoor Championships in Athletics that concluded in Birmingham on Sunday.

Birmingham:

India's top woman athlete Anju B George finished seventh in long jump in the World Indoor Championships in Athletics that concluded in Birmingham on Sunday. The 26-year-old, ranked 15th in the world before the competition, began with a jump of 6.25 before getting stuck at 6.40m in what was her first indoor meet. She touched 6.40m in her second and third attempts before fouling the next three jumps to finish seventh in a top class field of nine. Russia's Tatyano Kotova won the gold leaping to a distance of 6.84m, Ukraine's Inessa Kravets took the silver touching 6.72m and Maureen Higa Maggi of Brazil the bronze with an effort of 6.70m. Anju became the first Indian to win a medal in athletics in Commonwealth Games when she picked up a bronze last year. (PTI)

Topics : Athletics
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