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Olympics: Triple-jumper Renjith crashes out

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First published: August 7, 2012, 5:10 PM IST | Updated: August 7, 2012
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Olympics: Triple-jumper Renjith crashes out
Renjith Maheshwary failed to qualify for the finals with a foul jump on all his three attempts.

London: India's triple-jumper Renjith Maheshwary crashed out of the London Olympics, failing to qualify for the finals with a 'No Mark' at the Olympic Stadium here Tuesday.

Renjith, India's sole male representative in the event, was shown the red flag in all three of his attempts as he each time over-stepped his take-off. The Indian was the only contestant in the event not to register a jump.

Renjith, thereby, failed to make even a single mark and finished last in the event. Benjamin Compaore of France topped the qualification list with a jump of 17.06 metres.

Mayookha Johny, India's sole woman triple-jumper, too failed to qualify for the finals on Friday. She finished a dismal 22nd overall with a best effort of 13.77 metres, which she got in her first attempt.

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