DP Manu Clinches Gold Medal at Taiwan Athletics Open 2024

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India’s DP Manu clinched the gold medal in Javelin throw at the Taiwan Athletics Open 2024 with the best effort of 81.58 metre in Taiwan on Saturday. He started the competition with a throw of 78.32 metre before bettering it to 80.59 metre in the third attempt. However, he secured the top spot in the competition in the sixth and final attempt, breaching his previous mark to finish with the best throw of 81.58 metre.

Chao Tsun Cheng of Chinese Taipei won the silver with a throw of 76.21 metre while his compatriot Chao-Hong Huang with 71.24 metre took the bronze medal. The Indian athlete was the only foreign participant among 12 competitors in the event.

Manu is yet to meet the Paris Olympics’ automatic qualification mark of 85.50m.

Disclaimer: This press release is sourced from News On AIR, Prasar Bharti and Press Information Bureau India (PIB).

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