Indian triple jumpers, Gowda turn in poor show
Posted on: 11:25 PM IST Aug 07, 2012
London: It was a luckless day for India at the Olympics with its two triple jumpers on show crashing out of the track and field competition here Tuesday.
Male triple jumper Renjith Maheshwary gave a poor account of himself as he failed to qualify for the finals with a 'No Mark' at the Olympic Stadium.
Renjith was shown the red flag in all three of his attempts as he over-stepped during take-off each time. The Indian was the only contestant in the event not to register a jump and finished last in the event.
Mayookha Johny, India's sole woman triple jumper, too failed to qualify for the finals Friday. She finished a dismal 22nd overall with a best effort of 13.77 metres, which she got on her first attempt.
The Indian hockey team also tasted its fifth successive defeat at the hands of Belgium. Belgium dominated the game all through to score three goals.
Late on Tuesday night, Vikas Gowda also disappointed in discus throw by finishing eighth. His best throw was 64.79m, way below winner Robert Harting's 68.27m.