Anju wins gold in Japan meet

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:09 IST

Anju Bobby George upset Olympic champion Tatyana Lebedeva of Russia to win the gold medal in the Yokohama track and field meet in Japan today.

Yokohama:

Long-jumper Anju Bobby George upset Olympic champion Tatyana Lebedeva of Russia to win the gold medal in the Yokohama track and field meet in Japan today. Ranked number six in the world, Anju recorded 6.61 metres to defeat the World No. 1. Lebedeva also recorded 6.61m, but had to settle for the silver as Anju had a better second jump. Yuka Sato of Japan won the bronze with 6.44m. Anju had received the country's highest sports honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, just two days back.

Topics : Athletics
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