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C'wealth Games: Anju finishes 6th in long jump

Anju Bobby George finished sixth in the women's long jump competition at the 18th Commonwealth Games on Friday.

india Updated: Mar 24, 2006 16:33 IST
Press Trust of India
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Anju Bobby George finished sixth in the women's long jump competition at the 18th Commonwealth Games on Friday.

Anju, the world number five, managed a best leap of 6.54m in her third attempt but it was not enough to land her among the medals.

Hosts Australia made it a 1-2 with Bronwyn Thompson winning the gold medal with a Games record of 6.97m and Kerrie Taurima bagged silver with an effort of 6.57m.

Celine Laporte of Seychelles also had the same distance as Taurima but the latter had a best second jump among the two of 6.55m.

First Published: Mar 24, 2006 16:33 IST