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Asian Games 2018: Neena Varakil wins silver in women’s long jump

India’s Neena Varakil competes in the women’s long jump final at the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta on August 27, 2018.   | Photo Credit: AFP

Neena Varakil gave India another silver medal from the athletics arena after she came second in the women’s long jump event at the ongoing Asian Games in Jakarta on Monday.

Varakil’s best jump of 6.51m came in the fourth attempt, which was enough to fetch her the silver.

Thi Thu Thao Bui of Vietnam won the gold with a season’s best jump of 6.55, which she managed in her first attempt. The bronze was bagged by Xiaoling Xu of China with an effort of 6.50.

The other Indian in fray, James Nayana was way below the mark with an effort of 6.14. In fact, she could register just two successful attempts out of six.

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