Aishwarya Babu had announced her intent at the National Inter-State Athletics meet on Sunday. The 24-year-old, who stands just over five-feet tall became only the second Indian after Anju Bobby George to cross the 6.70m mark in the long jump event. A day later though, on Monday, in her pet triple jump event, she shattered an 11-year-old national record.
Aishwarya jumped a solid 14.14m to break the national record Mayookha Johny had set in 2011, winning gold at the ongoing meet in Chennai.
But the Karnataka youngster is still not done, as she’s still to compete in the final of the long jump event, which takes place on Tuesday.
Aishwarya Babu created the New National Record in the Triple Jump women event with the performance of 14.14 meters.
She also jumped the distance of 6.73 meters in the women Long Jump yesterday & set new meet record in the 61st Interstate Nat. Ath. Champs in Chennai, TN. @Adille1 pic.twitter.com/SIC0I1oL19
— Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) June 13, 2022
Over the weekend, she jumped an impressive 6.73m in the long jump qualification round – the best for a jumper on Indian soil since 2005. Anju still holds the record of 6.83m.
And this came in a field that included U-20 World Championship silver medallist…