Karnataka’s Aishwarya Babu breaks triple jump national record

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Karnataka’s Aishwarya Babu leapt a massive distance of 14.14m, breaking a national record in women’s triple jump at the ongoing National Inter-State Athletics Meet here on Monday.

The 24-year-old from Bengaluru bettered Mayookha Johny’s record of 14.11m set in 2011 by a mere 0.03m. With this attempt Aishwarya also went past the 2022 Commonwealth Games qualifying standards of 13.70m, set by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI).

Renu of Haryana was a distant second with an effort of 13.43m, while Karthika Gothandapani was third with 13.25m.

“Certainly, I expected to break the National Record. This is something for which I have been practicing for long,” Aishwarya said in a media interaction post her event.

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