Eldhose Paul from India placed ninth in the men’s triple jump final, and the Indian 4x400m relay team placed 12th overall and missed the medal round on Saturday at the World Championships in Oregon.
In his three attempts, Paul, 25, achieved a best jump of 16.79 meters, but he was unable to get in the top eight. His trilogy has lengths of 16.37, 16.79, and 13.86.
After three rounds, only the top eight finishers receive three further leaps.
Paul, who placed 12th overall in the qualification round with a jump of 16.68 meters, was the first Indian to go to the triple jump final.
Due to visa complications, he only recently qualified for the Championships with a season and personal best of 16.99m, which he achieved in April while earning gold at the Federation Cup.
Olympic champion Pedro Pichardo of Portugal took home the gold with a best leap of 17.95 meters, while Hugues Fabrice Zango of Burkina Faso, who won bronze in the previous competition, and Zhu Yaming of China, who won silver at the Tokyo Games, finished second and third with best leaps of 17.55 meters and 17.31 meters, respectively.
India placed sixth overall, last in heat one, and last in the men’s 4x400m relay.
Muhammed Anas Yahiya, Muhammed Ajmal Variyathodi, Naganathan Pandi, and Rajesh Ramesh completed the race in 3:07.29 seconds.