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Jeswin Aldrin Secures 13th Place in World Indoor Championships

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Long jump champion Jeswin Aldrin, who holds the national record, performed a dismal 13.69 meters on Saturday at the Glasgow World Indoor Athletics Championships. With his 8.42-meter leap, the 22-year-old led the world for a few months in 2023. He cleared 7.69 meters on his first try but fouled the next two. After three tries, he was unable to place in the top eight and was eliminated along with eight other competitors. After three rounds, the top eight long jumpers are allowed to try again three times.

Reigning Olympic and world champion Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece won gold with a best jump of 8.22m, while 19-year-old Mattia Furlani (8.22m) of Italy and Carey McLeod (8.21m) of Jamaica were second and third respectively.

Aldrin has taken part in three other international events last month and had recorded 7.70m, 7.74m and 7.83m respectively. He had finished eighth in the Hangzhou Asian Games last year.

National record holder triple jumper Praveen Chitravel is also competing in the world indoor showpiece.

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