Lengthy jumper Murli Sreeshankar qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Lengthy jumper Murli Sreeshankar on Tuesday certified for the Tokyo Olympics by bettering his personal nationwide document with a leap of 8.26m on the second day of the Federation Cup Senior Nationwide Athletics Championships right here.

The Olympics qualification mark in males’s lengthy leap occasion is 8.22m.

The 21-year-old Kerala athlete’s 8.26m leap got here in his fifth try as he improved his earlier nationwide document of 8.20m which he had registered in 2018.

He started with a 8.02m leap earlier than enhancing to eight.04m, 8.07m and eight.09m in his subsequent three jumps earlier than touching 8.26m in his fifth try. He had a no mark (NM) in his ultimate leap.

One other Kerala jumper Muhammed Anees Yahiya (8m) and S Lokesh (7.60m) of Karnataka took the silver and bronze respectively.

5 race walkers (KT Irfan, Sandeep Kumar and Rahul Rohilla in males’s 20km occasion and Bhawana Jat and Priyanka Goswami in ladies’s 20km occasion), two javelin throwers (Neeraj Chopra and Shivpal Singh), Avinash Sable (males’s 3000m steeplechase) and the blended 4x400m relay group have earlier certified for the Tokyo Olympics.

(Solely the headline and movie of this report could have been reworked by the Enterprise Commonplace employees; the remainder of the content material is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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