Federation Cup Senior Nationwide Athletics Championships: Lengthy jumper Murli Sreeshankar qualifies for Tokyo Olympics with 8.26m leap

Federation Cup Senior Nationwide Athletics Championships: Lengthy jumper Murli Sreeshankar qualifies for Tokyo Olympics with 8.26m leap

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

Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships: Long jumper Murli Sreeshankar qualifies for Tokyo Olympics with 8.26m leap

File picture of lengthy jumper Murali Sreesankar. Picture credit score: Twitter/@afiindia

Patiala: 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 in Patiala.

The Olympic qualification mark in males’s lengthy bounce occasion is 8.22m.

The 21-year-old Kerala athlete’s 8.26m bounce 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 bounce earlier than bettering 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 remaining bounce.

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.

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