Triple jumper Kirthana qualifies for Youth Olympics

KANGAR: R. Kirthana only took up the triple jump event a year ago, but the Perak teen has been on fire in competitions this year.

The Form Five student of the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) leaped to a personal best of 13.06m en route to winning the gold medal in the Asian Zone Qualifying competition in Bangkok on Wednesday to qualify for the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing from Aug 16-24.

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