Gold Medal Alert! Long jumper Jeswin Aldrin Bagged Gold in Golden Fry Series Meet
India’s ace long jumper Jeswin Aldrin clinched gold in the 3rd Golden Fry Series athletics meet at Schaan in Liechtenstein, with a majestic effort of 8.12m. This is Aldrin’s first time when he has jumped more than 8m outside India, which he had failed to touch in his last five meets.
GOLDEN FLY SERIES LIECHTENSTEIN UPDATE🚨
🇮🇳’s @AldrinJeswin leaps 8.12m (MR and Jeswin’s longest jump abroad) to win Long Jump event of the #GoldenFlySeries
His participation in the series is funded by #TOPScheme
Many congratulations Jeswin👍🏻#IndianAthletes #IndianSports pic.twitter.com/MOp6EifM86
— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) September 12, 2022
Jeswin expressed his happiness and tweeted
“Really Happy with 8.12m in Golden Fly Series in Liechtenstein. It’s been a long season one more round to go before the end of this season…Will keep on improving. More to come,”
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Really Happy with 8.12m in Golden Fly Series in Liechtenstein. It’s been long season one more round to go before the end of this season. Thanks for having here. Thanks @afiindia @Media_SAI @jsw_sports @IIS_Vijayanagar for the support. Will keep on improving. More to come 🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/5IUEZxAHCJ
— Jeswin Aldrin (@AldrinJeswin) September 11, 2022
Czech Republic’s Radek Juska finished second with 7.70m while Henrik Flatnes of Norway clinched the third position with 7.66m. Indian triple jumper, Praveen Chithravel, competing in the long jump, stood fourth with 7.58m.
In July, Aldrin failed to qualify for the final round in the World Championships in Eugene (USA) and finished 20th overall in the qualification round with a jump of 7.78m.
In Federation Cup, held in April 2022, Aldrin won gold and jumped a wind-assisted 8.37m. He also clinched gold in an Indian Grand Prix meet with a distance of 8.20 meters in March 2022.
The Golden Fly Series is held in public places in different cities and the next stop in the series will be in Thailand in December 2022.
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