Buenos Aires, Oct 17 (IESports) Praveen Chitravel clinched bronze medal in triple jump at the Youth Olympics 2018 Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina here on Tuesday.
The 17-year-old athlete, in his fourth and the final attempt recorded his best jump of 15.68 in stage
two of the event and finished with a combined total of 31.52m. Chitravel finished in the third place behind
Cuba’s Alejandro Diaz (17.14m and 17.04) and Nigeria’s Emmeanuel Oritsemeyiwa (16.34m and 15.51 m)
to bag the bronze medal.
Earlier, he had recorded the best jump of 15.84m in stage one of the event. After Suraj panwar, Chitravel is the 2nd Indian to bag a medal in athletics. Earlier, Suraj Panwar had won India’s first athletics medal as he bagged a silver in the men’s 5,000m race walk on Monday night.
With the win, Chitravel took India’s total medal tally in the Games to 11, comprising of 3 Golds, 7 Silver and 1 Bronze. It took India’s position to 12th in the rankings table.