Youth Olympic Games: Finally India gets its first bronze and 12th medal
Triple jumper Praveen Chitharavel won India's first bronze medal of the 3rd Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires on Tuesday. Though this 17-year-old hop, step and jump specialist could not come anywhere near his career best jump of 16.22 m still his best of 15.68 m got him on the victory podium with a bronze medal.
His best three jumps gave him 31.52 points against the ultimate winner of the event - Cuba's Jordan Alejandro Diaz Fortu - who aggregated 34.13 m with the best leap of 17.04 m. The silver went to Ineh Emmanuel Critsemeyiwa of Nigeria with a tally of 31.84 and the best leap of 16.39 m
This was India's second medal from athletics as yesterday Suraj Panwar had won a silver in 5000 m walk race.
India's tally stood at 12 medals, including three gold, eight silver and single bronze medal. It has been India's richest haul ever in the Youth Olympic Games.