MAYOOKHA JOHNY RETURNS INDIA AFTER WINNING GOLD IN ASIAN ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP
Long Jump Qualifiers Prasad Wimalasiri & Dhanushka Sandaruwan Asian Athletics Championships 2019
Asian Athletics Championship: Indian players display good performance on 4th day
The Women's Long jump of the 2011 Asian Athletics Championships was held on 7 July 2011 in the Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium of Kobe, Japan. In the women's long jump event, 14 athletes from the seven nations and one Chinese SAR participated. The gold medal was won by the Indian athlete Mayookha Johny with a best jump of 6.56 meters. Yuliya Tarasova of Uzbekistan, the current Asian leader of the event with a jump of 6.68 meters, failed to win a medal and finished fourth with a best jump of 6.37 meters. Another favorite, South Korean Jung Soon-Ok—with a personal best of 6.76 meters—also failed to finish on the podium. Her best jump of 6.12 meters was not even good enough for her to reach the last eight in the competition.