Lengthy jumper Murali Sreeshankar certified for the Paris Olympics subsequent 12 months with a leap of 8.37 metres on the Asian Athletics Championships. With the soar, Sreeshankar gained a silver medal which is India’s twelfth on the occasion in Bangkok, Thailand.
Sreeshankar is the primary Indian athlete, alongside race walkers, to qualify for the Sumer Olympics in Paris subsequent 12 months.
China’s Yu Tang Lin gained the gold medal in lengthy soar with a leap of 8.40m.
Sreeshankar began with soar of 8.10m adopted by a foul after which 8.12m, 8.11m, 8.13m. His finest got here within the sixth and last try the place he jumped 8.37m for his season finest. His earlier finest this season was 8.29m on the MVA Excessive-Efficiency athletics meet 1 in Chula Vista, USA in Could.
The entry customary for lengthy soar at Paris Olympics was set at 8.27m.
Earlier, Santhosh Kumar gained bronze medal in males’s 400m hurdles with a private finest time of 49.09 seconds on the fourth and penultimate day of competitions.
Santhosh clocked the quickest time by an Indian in males’s 400m hurdles this 12 months when he completed behind gold medal winner Mohammed Hemeida Bassem (48.64 seconds) of Qatar and Yusaku Kodama (48.96) of Japan.
The 25-year-old’s earlier finest was 49.49 which he had clocked final 12 months.
(with inputs from PTI)
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