Murali Sreeshankar on the World Athletics Championships.© Twitter
Murali Sreeshankar grew to become the primary Indian to enter the lads’s lengthy leap closing on the World Athletics Championships on Saturday. He leapt 8m within the qualification spherical of the on the mega-event in Oregon. The 23-year-old from Kerala completed second in qualification spherical Group B and seventh total. Sreeshankar couldn’t contact the automated qualification mark of 8.15 m however made it to the finals nonetheless as among the finest twelve performers.
Solely Japan’s Yuki Hashioka (8.18 m) and USA’s Marquis Dendy (8.16 m) may cross the 8.15 mark within the qualification spherical.
Watch: Sreeshankar Jumps 8m To Qualify For Lengthy Leap Ultimate
Murali Sreeshankar qualifies for the lengthy leap occasion at #WAC2022 with a leap of 8.00m.
Bear in mind his PB is 8.36m and he s present nationwide document holder. #Oregon2022 Congrats
— Naveen N (@iamyournaveen) July 16, 2022
Anju Bobby George was first Indian lengthy jumper to make it to the finals of the lengthy leap occasion and gained a bronze medal again in 2003 in Paris, changing into the primary Indian to take action.
The opposite two Indians within the fray – Jeswin Aldrin and Muhammed Anees Yahiya – did not qualify for the ultimate. They completed ninth and eleventh within the group A qualification spherical and had finest jumps of seven.79 m and seven.73 m respectively.
#TOPScheme athlete Murali Sreeshankar turns into the first Indian to qualify for the ultimate of the lads’s lengthy leap on the World Championships with a finest leap of 8m!
Lets want him the very best for the Ultimate at @WCHoregon22 !
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) July 16, 2022
“Avinash & Sreeshankar Qualify for FINALS @avinash3000m makes his 2nd consecutive C’ships Ultimate of 3000m steeplechase with a timing of 8:18.75 in warmth, whereas Sreeshankar turns into 1st Indian to qualify for the Ultimate of Males’s Lengthy Leap…” the SPorts Authority of India’s Twitter deal with mentioned in a submit.
“… with the very best leap of 8m at @WCHoregon22 Avinash & Sreeshankar each completed seventh total of their respective occasions Good Luck boys!!”
Avinash & Sreeshankar Qualify for FINALS @avinash3000m makes his 2nd consecutive C’ships Ultimate of 3000m steeplechase with a timing of 8:18.75 in warmth, whereas Sreeshankar turns into 1st Indian to qualify for the Ultimate of Males’s Lengthy Leap…
— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) July 16, 2022
World Athletics Championships 2022 will probably be held in Oregon from July 15 to July 24.
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