Praveen Chithravel on Saturday broke the National Record in the men’d triple jump event after jumping 17.37m to finish on top of podium at the V Prueba de Confrontacion 2023 competition in Havana, Cuba.
Chithravel broke the record of 17.30m held by Ranjith Maheshwari since 2016.
The 21-year-old, whose previous best was 17.18m, also went past the qualification mark of 17.20m for the 2023 World Athletics Championship which will be held in Budapest in August.
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T Selva Prabhu, an U20 World Championships silver medallist, finished fourth at the event in Cuba with a jump of 16.59m.
2018 Asian Games gold medallist Arpinder Singh finished sixth with a jump of 15.03m.
All-time top 10 for India in men's TJ
|1||17.37||-1.5||Praveen CHITHRAVEL||Estadio Panamericano, La Habana (CUB)||06 MAY 2023|
|2||17.30||+1.8||Renjith MAHESWARY||Bengaluru (IND)||11 JUL 2016|
|3||17.19||+1.4||Abdulla NARANGOLINTEVIDA||Bhubaneshwar (IND)||21 MAY 2022|
|4||17.17||0.0||Arpinder SINGH||Lucknow (IND)||08 JUN 2014|
|5||17.10||0.0||Karthik UNNIKRISHNAN||Bhubaneshwar (IND)||21 MAY 2022|
|6||16.99||+0.6||Eldhose PAUL||CH Muhammed Koya Stadium, Thenhipalam (IND)||06 APR 2022|
|7||16.79||Mohinder SINGH GILL||Fresno, CA (USA)||08 MAY 1971|
|7||16.79||+0.3||Mohammed Salahuddin SHARFUDEEN NIZAMUDDIN||Lucknow (IND)||28 AUG 2019|
|9||16.77||0.0||Amarjeet SINGH||Korat (THA)||26 JUN 2008|
|10||16.63||0.0||Rakesh Babu ARAYAN VEETTIL||Guwahati (IND)||29 JUN 2018|