AFI clears Jeswin Aldrin to compete in World Championships

AFI Media

New Delhi, July 10: Athletics Federation of India today decided, in consultation with the members of the Selection Committee, to include long jumper Jeswin Aldrin in the squad for the World Athletics Championships Oregon22, after he jumped close to 8.00m in the trials held at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports in Patiala on Friday.

AFI President Adille J. Sumariwalla said Jeswin Aldrin got the nod after he had leapt close to 8.00m in the two confirmatory trials at Thiruvananthapuram and Patiala. “We have decided to give him the chance to compete in the World Championships after he jumped 7.99m in the first trial and 7.93m in Patiala,” he said.