Photo Gallery: Arpinder Singh becomes first Indian to strike triple jump gold at Asiad in 48 yrs

Zee Media Bureau | Aug 30, 2018, 00:16 AM IST
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Arpinder Singh clinched India's first men's triple jump gold in 48 years with a jump of 16.77m in the Asian Games on Wednesday. Arpinder, who has been without a medal in multi-sporting events since winning a bronze in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, produced a best jump of 16.77m which he came up with in his third attempt. He has a personal best of 17.17m and had finished fifth in the 2014 Asian Games.

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India's last Asian Games gold medal in men's triple jump had come in 1970 from Mohinder Singh Gill. 

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Gold medal winner India's Arpinder Singh at the medal ceremony of men's triple jump event at the 18th Asian Games 2018.

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Gold medal winner India's Arpinder Singh at the medal ceremony of men's triple jump event at the 18th Asian Games 2018.

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Arpinder Singh competes in the men's triple jumps final to win the Gold medal at the 18th Asian Games 2018.

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Arpinder Singh of India reacts after men's triple jump final of athletics at the 18th Asian Games.

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Arpinder Singh of India reacts after men's triple jump final of athletics at the 18th Asian Games.

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Arpinder Singh of India reacts after men's triple jump final of athletics at the 18th Asian Games.

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