Murali Sreeshankar gave India its second medal in athletics by successful a silver medal within the males’s lengthy leap occasion on the Commonwealth Video games on Thursday. The 23-year-old nationwide document holder jumped 8.08m in his fifth try to complete second behind Lakhan Nair of the Bahamas within the males’s lengthy leap closing. CWG 2022: Sudhir’s document breaking efficiency in Para Powerlifting, Historical past Nair created historical past by successful gold medal, however his second finest was 7.98m, which was higher than Sreeshankar’s 7.84m. Beneath the foundations, if two athletes leap the identical distance, the second finest effort of each gamers is judged, with the higher one ranked subsequent. Jovan van Vuren (8.06m) of South Africa received the bronze medal. The second Indian, Mohammad Anees Yahia, completed fifth with a finest leap of seven.97m. Commonwealth Video games 2022 Indian Medalist: Indian gamers have received 18 medals to this point, right here is the whole checklist of winners Sreeshankar has change into the primary Indian male lengthy jumper to win a silver medal within the Commonwealth Video games. Earlier than him Suresh Babu had received a bronze medal within the 1978 version. Amongst girls, Prajusha Maliyakkal received a silver medal on the 2010 version in Delhi, whereas veteran Anju Bobby George received a bronze medal in 2002. On Wednesday, Tejaswin Shankar opened India’s account in athletics at this Commonwealth Video games by successful a bronze medal within the males’s excessive leap. That is Sreeshankar’s first medal in a serious worldwide competitors and a multi-sport occasion. Earlier, he received a bronze medal on the 2018 Asian Beneath-20 Championships in Gifu, Japan. The medal will give him some respite after a disappointing efficiency on the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, USA. He had completed seventh within the closing on the World Athletics Championships final month.
CWG 2022: Regardless of protecting the identical distance because the gold medalist within the lengthy leap, the gold medal slipped from the fingers of Murali Sreeshankar, know what the foundations say