Murali Sreeshankar, the 23-Year-Old from Kerala Who brings a Silver Medal to the country in a Long Jump at CWG 2022
The long jumper, Murali Sreeshankar, won a silver medal at the commonwealth games 2022 with a leap of 8.08m at the Alexander Stadium. Murali gives the country a historic silver medal in the CWG 2022. Murali is 23-year-old boy from Palakkad, Kerela.
While in an interview, Murali said, that this is the first medal in the games ever, and he is so happy with this. But he wants to win a gold medal and for that, he will keep working hard from the next time to win the gold and fulfill his dream. Also, he was hoping to win a medal at the world championship, but unfortunately, that doesn’t come true. He further said, if he would have given his best at that time then he at least won a bronze medal for the country. But he is still happy that he at least brought a medal for the country.
Murali got silver in the men’s long jump to give India its second medal in athletics at the Commonwealth Games 2022. The 23-year-old Indian boy to 8.08m finish in his fifth attempt and second behind Laquan Nairn of Bahamas in a nerve-wracking men’s long jump in finals.
Nairn also had the best attempt in a jump of 8.08m but his second best of 7.98m was better than the 7.84m of Sreeshankar. Jovan van Vuuren in 8.06m of South Africa took the bronze medal.
Sreeshankar’s silver medal was the best among Indian male long jumpers in the Common Wealth Games. Furthermore, Suresh Babu won a bronze in the 1978 edition.
Sreekshankar started with a jump of 7.60m in the first attempt in the finals, then in his second and third attempts of the finals, the national record holder at the National Open Athletics championship jumped with a distance of 7.84m and 7.84m respectively.
Shreeshankar’s fourth attempt was just a foul by 1cm, in this fifth attempt, he jumped with an 8.08m which led him or takes him to the second position in the finals.
Among the women, Prajusha Maliakkal won a silver medal in the 2010 edition in Delhi, while legendary Anju Bobby George won a bronze in 2002.
Recently, Tejaswin Shankar won a bronze in the men’s high jump to open India’s medal account in athletics in the Common Wealth Games 2022.