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CWG 2022: Twitterati laud Indian triple jump athletes Eldhose Paul & Abdulla Aboobacker for creating history

India made history in the triple jump event at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 (CWG 2022) on Sunday when Eldhose Paul and Abdulla Aboobacker won gold and silver medals respectively.

This is the first time Indian track and field athletes have finished 1-2 in any event at the Commonwealth Games.

The twin triple jump medals have taken India’s count in athletics to six.

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Eldhose Paul won the gold medal with a jump of 17.03m while Abdulla Aboobacker leaped 17.02m to win the silver medal. Bermuda’s Jah-Nhai Perinchief won bronze with a jump of 16.92m.

Another Indian, Praveen Chithravel, finished fourth with a jump of 16.89m. He was just 0.03m off the bronze medal.

Twitter praises Indian triple jump athletes for their sensational show

Social media broke into a frenzy, congratulating the Indian athletes for a twin-podium finish. Fans were elated with the way Indian athletes made history at the ongoing Commonwealth Games.

Here are some of the reactions:

GOLD AND SILVER FOR 🇮🇳 IN ATHLETICS! 🥇🥈Eldhose Paul and Abdulla Aboobacker create history with a 1-2 in men’s triple jump. This is India’s first gold medal ever in the event.The previous best was a silver in 1974 when Mohinder Singh Gill jumped 16.44m.#CWG2022 | #B2022 https://t.co/7GnCZZKckF

Would call it even madder that India were 0.03m away from a 1-2-3 in the Triple Jump. twitter.com/clutchplay/sta…

#B2022, Athletics: IT IS 1-2 FOR INDIA IN THE MEN’S TRIPLE JUMP..ELDHOSE PAUL WINS🥇WITH 17.03m..ABDULLAH ABOOBACKAR WINS A🥈WITH A BEST EFFORT OF 17.03m..PRAVEEN CHITRAVEL WITH 16.89m COMES 4TH..WELL DONE ALL THREE.. THE RECORD OF WINNING A 🥇 SINCE 2010 REMAINS INTACT🇮🇳

This is really great result for Indian sport. One of the best in this edition of CWG.Eldhose Paul and Abdulla Aboobacker finish 1 and 2 in triple jump.And it is only 6th gold that India has ever got in CWG history from track and field#CWG22 #CWG2022

History created as Indian finish 1-2 for first time in Triple Jump (first ever Gold)Eldhose PAUL and Abdulla Aboobacker won Gold and Silver in men Triple jump with best effort of 17.03 and 17.02Praveen CHITHRAVEL finish 4th @afiindia https://t.co/DC9Zoubskh

This is Super Special folks 💫 GOLD & SILVER medal for India in Men’s Triple Jump event. 👉 Eldhose Paul won Gold | 17.03m 👉 Abdulla Aboobacker won Silver | 17.02m 👉 Praveen Chitravel finished 4th | 16.89m @afiindia #CWG2022 #CWGwithIAS https://t.co/zFElheACWU

India 1-2 in the triple jump, thanks to Eldhose and Abdullah. Superb show! #B2022

Paul starts slow, grabs lead in spectacular fashion

Bermuda’s Jah-Nhai Perinchief started with a bang when he stormed into the lead in his first attempt. The Indians, especially Eldhose Paul, were not even in contention at that point. Paul made a medicore 14.62m jump and gradually improved.

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The Indian gold medalist took the lead after his third attempt with his monstrous 17.03m jump, which was never beaten till the end.

After five rounds, it was clear that it would be an Indian 1-2 finish.

Paul became the first jumper to clear 17m in the CWG event when he jumped his personal best of 17.03m in his third attempt.

Last month, Eldhose Paul scripted history by becoming the first Indian triple jumper to reach the World Athletics Championships final in Eugene.

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Edited by Sudeshna Banerjee



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