Jakarta: India’s Arpinder Singh won gold in Men’s Triple Jump finals on the 11th day of 18th Asian games in Jakarta on Wednesday. With this, Arpinder took India’s gold medal tally to 10.
Despite a foul in the first attempt, he managed to reach 16.58m in his second attempt. After two attempts, Arpinder with 16.58 and Rakesh with 16.40 secured first and second positions respectively in the event.
However, Arpinder took his lead in his third attempt with 16.77m and extended his lead at the top.
Later, he continued to maintain his lead but Rakesh slipped to the fourth spot after three attempts.
Arpinder with 16.77m finished first while Rakesh babu with 16.40m finished sixth in his final attempt in the event.
Arpinder Singh had claimed bronze medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. In June 2014, Singh beat his previous best of 16.84 metres by jumping 17.17 metres at the 2014 National Inter-State Championships in Lucknow.
He also beat the national record previously held by Renjith Maheshwary and secured a qualification for the 2014 Commonwealth Games where he won the bronze medal. The record was again broken by Maheshwary in 2016.