Triple jumper Priyadarshini Suresh from Chennai grabbed the triple jump bronze medal with a personal best jump of 13.08m in her second attempt at the 18th Asian Junior Athletes held in Japan today.
Representing India for the first time, at the South Asian Junior Athletics Championship held in Colombo in May 2018, Priyadarshini won gold and created a meet record. The icing on the cake was a ticket to the World U-20 Championships in Finland in July, since her timing was good enough to meet the qualifying mark.
In 2016, she had won silver in the World School Games in Turkey. It was around this time that there was an attempted coup in Trabzon, a city on the Black Sea coast in northeast Turkey.