Nayna James also won the women's long jump title with an effort of over 6.37m at the 'Indian Grand Prix 4' at the Kalinga Stadium here on Tuesday. Anse Sojan, who was on top with a distance of 6.29m after her first two attempts, has overtaken World U-20 silver medalist Shaily Singh to finish second. Ansi's best effort was 6.35m.
UP's Shelly, who trains in Bangalore, has a best effort of 6.27m. She was playing in her first competition since participating in the Under-20 World Athletics in Nairobi in August last year. Twenty-six-year-old Nayana had fouled in her first attempt while her second attempt is being reported as 5.99m. He took the lead in the third attempt by covering 6.30m but Ansey again followed him with an effort of 6.35m.
Nayana then went on to win the title with two tries of over 6.37m while the 21-year-old Ancy's last two attempts were fouls. Local players Amiya Kumar Malik and Aryan Ekka have also captured the first two places in the men's 100m sprint race. Karan Vivek Hegiste of Maharashtra has also won the bronze medal.