Eugene: Of India aldhos paul ranked ninth among men triple jump While the 4x400m relay team failed to make it to the medal round at the World Championships here, finishing 12th overall.
The 25-year-old made a best jump of 16.79m in his three attempts and failed to break into the top eight. His range read 16.37, 16.79 and 13.86 metres. After three rounds only the top eight finishers get three more jumps.
Paul became the first Indian to qualify for the triple jump final after finishing 12th overall in the qualification round with an effort of 16.68m.
Paul, who arrived here a few days back due to visa issues, has a season and personal best of 16.99m which he registered while winning gold in the Federation Cup in April.
Olympic champion Pedro Pichardo Portugal’s won the gold medal with a best jump of 17.95m while the final edition bronze medalist Hughes Fabrice Zango of Burkina Faso and Tokyo Games silver winner zhu yaming The Chinese team finished second and third with best efforts of 17.55m and 17.31m respectively.
In the men’s 4x400m relay, India finished sixth and number one in the final heat and 12th overall.
Quartet of Mohammad Anas Yahia, Mohd Ajmal Variathodi, nagnathan pandi And Rajesh Ramesh clocked 3:07.29.
The top three in each and the next two fastest in the two heats qualify for the final.