Triple jumper Arpinder Singh has created history by becoming the first Indian to win a medal in the IAAF Continental Cup. At Ostrava in Czech Republic yesterday, he clinched a bronze.
The 25-year-old Arpinder was representing the Asia-Pacific team in the meet, held once every four years.
No Indian has ever won a medal in the Continental Cup which was known as the IAAF World Cup before 2010. Two top athletes from the four regions of Europe, Americas, Africa and Asia-Pacific were taking part in each of the 36 events in men and women sections taken together.
Reigning Olympic and world champion Christian Taylor of the United States took the gold with a jump of 17.59 metres.
In men’s javelin throw, reigning Commonwealth Games and Asian Games Neeraj Chopra finished a disappointing sixth.