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Kirthana Unhappy With Jump Despite Winning Gold Medal

Last update: 17/07/2017

KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 (Bernama) -- National triple jumper R. Kirthana was unhappy with her jump of 13.18 metres under the scorching sun despite winning the gold medal at the 94th Malaysian Open Athletics Championship at Bukit Jalil National Stadium here, today.

The 20-year-old Perakian was disappointed for unable to surpass her personal best of 13.48m set at the G. Kosanov Memorial Tournament in Almaty, Kazakhstan, last month.

"The lack of challenge due to lower number of participants in the event is another reason for the poor performance," said the 2016 Malaysian Games (Sukma) silver medallist in long jump and triple jump.

Only five athletes participated in the triple jump.

Kirthana aims to jump over 13.70 at the SEA Games for a chance to win the gold medal on home turf.....