Lengthy jumper Sreeshankar defends gold in Greece occasion, Aldrin takes silver | Extra sports activities Information – Occasions of India

NEW DELHI: Indian lengthy jumper Murali Sreeshankar, who gained silver on the Commonwealth Video games, showcased his distinctive abilities as soon as once more by clinching the gold medal with a season’s greatest efficiency of 8.18m on the Worldwide Leaping Assembly held in Kallithea, close to Greece’s capital, on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old Sreeshankar efficiently defended the gold title he had claimed final yr, delivering his greatest soar of 8.18m on his sixth and closing try. This marked his sixth career-best efficiency in lengthy soar. Within the earlier version, he had secured gold with a soar of 8.31m.
Sreeshankar’s collection of jumps included distances of seven.94m, 8.17m, 8.11m, 8.04m, 8.01m, and the successful soar of 8.18m. Nevertheless, he narrowly missed assembly the qualifying customary of 8.25m set for the 2023 World Athletics Championships.

This victory marked Sreeshankar’s second worldwide gold of the season. He had beforehand clinched the highest spot on the MVA Excessive Efficiency Meet in Chula Vista, USA, with a wind-assisted soar of 8.29m on April 30. Though that soar wasn’t eligible for file functions, it highlighted his distinctive kind.
Sreeshankar holds a private better of 8.36m, which he achieved final yr, showcasing his consistency and ability within the lengthy soar occasion.
Jeswin Aldrin, the nationwide file holder with a soar of 8.42m set in March, secured the second place together with his greatest soar of seven.85m. Aldrin’s collection included jumps of seven.81m, 7.85m, 7.74m, 7.74m, 7.79m, and a foul.
Jalen Rucker of Australia completed in third place, recording a greatest soar of seven.80m within the competitors.
(With inputs from PTI)

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