"Performance wise I am not happy": India's Praveen Chitravel on his bronze medal performance
Hangzhou [China], October 3 (ANI): Despite winning a bronze medal in the Men's Triple Jump, India's Praveen Chitravel said that he was not satisfied with his performance in the event, and dedicated the medal to junior athletes and his coaches.
Chitravel secured a bronze in the Men's Triple Jump with the best jump of 16.68metre in the ongoing 19th Asian Games.
"Performance-wise I am not happy but I got the bronze medal in the Asian Games so I am happy. But I am not happy with the performance," Chitravel told ANI.
"I was expecting gold because I was in too good condition today. Sometimes some things happen so it's like I want to dedicate this medal to Indian junior athletes and I also want to dedicate this medal to my coaches.
The Indian triple jumper took a tremendous leap during his third jump and it appeared he would move to the second place, but it turned out to be a foul. He managed lengths of 16.24m and 16.07m in his fourth and fifth attempts but his first jump was enough to get him a bronze medal.
Two gold, two silver and five bronze medals today took India only one shy away from their record - 70 at the 2018 Asian Games. (ANI)