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2022 World Athletics Championships: Murali Sreeshankar finishes 7th in Long Jump

Murali Sreeshankar finished seventh in Men's Long Jump at the ongoing World Athletics Championships with best of 7.96m.

Murali Sreeshankar

Murali Sreeshankar in action 


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 17 July 2022 3:36 PM GMT

Ace Indian athlete Murali Sreeshankar, on Sunday, finished seventh in Men's Long Jump at the ongoing 2022 World Athletics Championships. The 23-year-old finished with a best attempt of 7.96m.

Sreeshankar started off the best in the final and was the leader with his best of 7.96m after the first round of jumps. However, things went downhill soon after for the Kerala lad as he fouled his next two attempts.

He, however, managed to hang into the top eight in the seventh position after the the first three attempts to gift himself another set of three attempts in the final to bag a podium.

But, things were far from smooth for Sreeshankar in the final.

He could only manage a 7.89m in his fourth attempt where the wind reading was +2.0m.s - the highest permissible wind reading recorded in the final. The fifth attempt too was a foul before he capped off his campaign with a lowly 7.83m to finish seventh.

Even though he finished seventh, Sreeshankar did create history by becoming the first Indian man to qualify for World Championships Final in Long Jump.

He also had finished seventh in the 2022 World Indoors Athletics Championships earlier this year with a best of 7.92m.

Parul, Jabir fail to reach final

The other Indians in action on Day 2 of the World Athletics Championships, Parul Chaudhary and MP Jabir failed to reach the finals of their respective events.

Although Parul registered her Personal Best of 9:38.09 in Women's 3000m Steeplechase, she finished a lowly 12th in her heat. MP Jabir, on the other hand, finished last in his Men's 400m Hurdles heat clocking a disappointing 50.76.

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