Dong strikes gold for China at World Indoors
Triple jumper becomes only third athlete ever to take gold at event
Dong Bin became only the third athlete from China to win a gold medal in the history of the World Indoor Athletics Championships here Saturday after claiming victory in the triple jump.
The 27-year-old from Changsha led the competition from start to finish, taking gold with a best leap of 17.33m at the Oregon Convention Center.
Germany’s Max Hess took silver with 17.14 while Frenchman Benjamin Compaore won bronze.
Only two other Chinese athletes – sprint hurdler Liu Xiang in 2008 and shot putter Sui Xinmei in 1991 have won gold at the world indoors before.