Jeswin Aldrin wins Gold at the Citius Meet in Switzerland

Jeswin Aldrin won the Long Jump event at Citius Athletics, a World Continental Tour Bronze meet, in Switzerland with a new meet record of 8.22m on Friday.

The 8.22m jump is the first time he has crossed the 8m mark since May. He had set the Long Jump national record with a massive 8.42m jump in Bellary, his home training base, to start off the 2023 season. But since then, he has fallen by the wayside even as Sreeshankar has gone from strength to strength.

Jeswin registered the 8.22m jump in his first attempt. He then jumped 8.17m and 8.14m on his second and fourth jumps. He committed a foul on his second attempt and forfeited his final two jumps.

Alejandro Parada of Cuba finished second with a best effort of 8.08m, while Switzerland’s Simon Ehammer, a bronze medal winner at the 2022 World Athletics Championships, finished third with a jump of 8.03m.