Arpinder Singh wins gold medal in Men’s Triple Jump event at 2018 Asian Games
India’s Arpinder Singh (25) won gold medal in Men’s Triple Jump event at 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. He lodged best jump of 16.77m in third attempt to win gold medal. Ruslan Kurbanov of Uzbekistan won silver medal with best jump of 16.62m while Shuo Cao of China was third with an effort of 16.56m. With this, Arpinder Singh became first Indian in 48 years to win gold in men’s triple jump at the Asian Games. India’s last Asian Games gold medal in men’s triple jump had come in 1970 from Mohinder Singh Gill.
He hails from Punjab. He had last won medal in a multi-sporting event in 2014 when he had won bronze medal at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. He had finished fifth in 2014 Incheon Asian Games.
Bronze medal: 2013 Pune Asian Championships
Bronze medal: 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games
Gold medal: 2017 Ashgabat Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games