CWG 2022: Murali Sreeshankar wins long jump silver, scripts history for India

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Commonwealth Video games 2022: 23-year-old Murali Sreeshankar scripted historical past on Thursday, profitable a silver medal within the males’s excessive leap occasion in Birmingham. 4 years after agonizingly lacking the Gold Coast Video games, Sreeshankar did India proud in Birmingham.

Murali Sreeshankar gained silver medal within the males’s lengthy leap occasion at CWG 2022 (AP Picture)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sreeshankar jumped to glory in his Commonwealth Video games debut
  • It was solely India’s 2nd medal in males’s lengthy leap in CWG historical past
  • India’s Muhammed Anees completed a creditable fifth within the remaining

Murali Sreeshankar scripted historical past for India on Thursday, August 4 because the teenager from Kerala grew to become the primary male lengthy jumper to win a Silver medal on the Commonwealth Video games. Sreeshankar gained the silver medal with a finest try of 8.08m on the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

Murali Sreeshankar joins Suresh Babu in an elite record as the one 2nd Indian male jumper to win a medal. Suresh had gained a bronze within the 1978 Commonwealth Video games in Canada.

Muhammed Anees completed a creditable fifth within the males’s lengthy leap remaining on the CWG in Birmingham with a finest try of seven.97m.

Laquain Nairn from the Bahamas took the Gold with 8.08m however Sreeshankar finishes 2nd primarily based on countback. Nairn’s second-best leap was 7.98m whereas Murali’s was 7.84m.

CWG 2022: Murali Sreeshankar wins long jump silver

Murali Sreeshankar, who missed the Gold Coast Video games as a consequence of appendicitis in 2018, made up by making a mark in his maiden look on the Video games. The nationwide file holder showcased his psychological power within the large remaining on Thursday as his 4th try, which might have been above 8m was recorded as foul after overstepping the board by -1cm. Millimeter!

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Sreeshankar gained India’s 2nd medal in monitor and discipline on the Commonwealth Video games 2022 after Tejaswin Shankar gained a bronze medal within the males’s excessive leap remaining in Birmingham.

Murali Sreeshankar, who had the main leap of the season among the many 12 finalists at 8.36m, started with 7.60m, nicely beneath his private finest in windy circumstances on the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

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