Murali Sreeshankar wins silver, Commonwealth Games long jump final HIGHLIGHTS: Sreeshankar jumps 8.08m to win a medal on his CWG debut


Men’s Long Jump Final, CWG HIGHLIGHTS 2022

Murali Sreeshankar becomes India’s fourth long jump medalist at the Commonwealth Games. He joins Suresh Babu (1978 – bronze), Anju Bobby George (2002 – bronze) and MA Prajusha (2010 – silver) on this list. A great finish in his first CWG appearance.

That silver medal moment.  Murali Sreeshankar, 23, becomes the first Indian to win a CWG silver medal in the long jump.

That silver medal moment. Murali Sreeshankar, 23, becomes the first Indian to win a CWG silver medal in the long jump. | Photo credit: AP

MEN’S LONG JUMP FINAL UPDATES

Sixth series

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    Laquan Nairn (Bahamas) – 7.98m – Nairn wins the gold medal, the first for the Bahamas at CWG 2022.
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    M Sreeshankar (India) – X – Sreeshankar exceeds his last jump by 1.7 cm! He won the silver medal in his first CWG appearance!
  • ⦿
    Jovan van Vuuren (South Africa) – X

In the top three now!

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    Shawn-D Thompson (Jamaica) – 7.70m
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    Henry Frayne (Australia) – X
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    Tristan James (Dominica) – 7.69m
  • ⦿
    Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye (TCA) – 7.67m
  • ⦿
    Anees Yahiya (India) – 7.97m. Anees is disappointed with his landing even as he records his best jump of the evening.

fifth series

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    Laquan Nairn (Bahamas) – 7.84m
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    Jovan van Vuuren (South Africa) – 7.75m
  • ⦿
    Shawn-D Thompson (Jamaica) – 7.73m
  • ⦿
    Henry Frayne (Australia) – 7.94m
  • ⦿
    Tristan James (Dominica) – 7.80m
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    M Sreeshankar (India) – Sreeshankar breaks the 8m mark! 8.08 – SREEHANKAR climbs to second place! An almost flawless landing propels the 23-year-old into the hunt for medals.
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    Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye (TCA) – 7.52m
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    Anees Yahiya (India) – 7.58m.

Fourth series

  • ⦿
    Laquan Nairn (Bahamas) – X
  • ⦿
    Jovan van Vuuren (South Africa) – 7.49m
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    Shawn-D Thompson (Jamaica) – 7.75m
  • ⦿
    Henry Frayne (Australia) –
  • ⦿
    Tristan James (Dominica) – X
  • ⦿
    M Sreeshankar (India) – X. A near-perfect jump from Sreeshankar that gets a red flag by a hair! Sreeshankar is in disbelief after watching the replay. ‘Not even a mm in it, sir’he tells his coaches and walks away disappointed.
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    Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye (TCA) – 7.65m
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    Anees Yahiya (India) – 7.74m. He improves by 0.02m, but a hesitant landing costs him yet again.

Here are the top 8 who advance to the final round of three more attempts.

  1. Laquan Nairn (Bahamas) – 8.08m
  2. Jovan van Vuuren (South Africa) – 8.06m
  3. Shawn-D Thompson (Jamaica) – 8.05m (SB)
  4. Henry Frayne (Australia) – 7.89m

  5. Tristan James (Dominica) – 7.85m

  6. M Sreeshankar (India) – 7.84m
  7. Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye (TCA) – 7.80m

  8. Anees Yahiya (India) – 7.72m

Third series

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    Thapelo Monaiwa (Botswana) – X
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    Christopher Mitrevski (Australia) – 7.70m, missed eighth place by a hair. Anas Yahiya is currently eighth with a jump of 7.72m.
  • ⦿
    Henry Frayne (Australia) – X
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    Emmanuel Archibald (Guyana) – 7.41m
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    Andwuelle Wright (Trinidad and Tobago) – 6.86m
  • ⦿
    Laquan Nairn (Bahamas) – X
  • ⦿
    Jovan van Vuuren (South Africa) – 7.83
  • ⦿
    Tristan James (Dominica) – X
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    M Sreeshankar (India) – 7.84m. It’s not the best use of the take-off board, but Sreeshankar thinks it was a jump that would have brought him closer to the 8m mark. He is not satisfied with the result that has appeared.
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    Anees Yahiya (India) – 7.72m, not the best of landings but Yahiya bets on his previous jump.
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    Shawn-D Thompson (Jamaica) – 8.05m (SB), a spectacular jump to complete the initial phase of the final. He jumps to third position.
  • ⦿
    Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye (TCA) – X (best of 7.80m after three sets)

Second series

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    Thapelo Monaiwa (Botswana) – 7.37m
  • ⦿
    Christopher Mitrevski (Australia) – 7.57m
  • ⦿
    Henry Frayne (Australia) – X
  • ⦿
    Emmanuel Archibald (Guyana) – 7.24m
  • ⦿
    Andwuelle Wright (Trinidad and Tobago) – X
  • ⦿
    Laquan Nairn (Bahamas) – 8.08m! Vuuren’s lead was short-lived as Nairn bet on his second attempt with a superb jump.
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    Jovan van Vuuren (South Africa) – 8.06m! He climbs to the top with a brilliant jump!
  • ⦿
    Tristan James (Dominica) – 7.79m
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    M Sreeshankar (India) – 7.84m. Sreeshankar gets a better comeback this time with almost 14cm of board remaining at his expense.
  • ⦿
    Anees Yahiya (India) – 7.65ma decent second-round attempt from the Indian
  • ⦿
    Shawn-D Thompson (Jamaica) – X
  • ⦿
    Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye (TCA) – 7.80m

First series

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    Thapelo Monaiwa (Botswana) – X
  • ⦿
    Christopher Mitrevski (Australia) – Mitrevski starts with an under par jump of 6.25m
  • ⦿
    Henry Frayne (Australia) – Explosive start for the Australian who clears 7.89m on his first jump.
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    Emanuel Archibald (Guyana) – scores a disappointing 7.54m on his first jump.
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    Andwuelle Wright (Trinidad and Tobago) – Wright scores 7.57m on his first attempt.
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    Laquan Nairn (Bahamas) – Nairn jumps a brilliant 7.94m, the competition tightens between the Indians and the top three.
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    Jovan van Vuuren (South Africa) – records a dazzling start at 7.92m in the final
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    Tristan James (Dominica) – a jump of 7.85m to start the procedure!
  • ⦿
    M Sreeshankar (India) – starts with a decent jump of 7.60m
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    Anees Yahiya (India) – gets a red flag on his first jump
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    Shawn-D Thompson (Jamaica) – starts with a jump of 7.62m
  • ⦿
    Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye (TCA) – starts the final with a jump of 7.53m

12:13 a.m. HST

Here. We. GO! The athletes line up and we get our first glimpses of Indians Anees Yahiya and Sreeshankar. A few moments from the first jump.

12:12 a.m. HST

It will be a test for the nerves of young Sreeshankar who has failed to explode on the big stages in the past. Could this be the night he breaks the jinx for himself and India’s quest for their first-ever CWG long jump gold?

00:00 HST

12 minutes to go, folks. Still feeling the nervous energy?

11:56 PM IST

India has only won five gold medals in athletics in the history of the CWG. Considering the form he is in, will Murali Sreeshankar be the last participant and the first Indian long jumper to achieve this feat? We will know shortly.

11:46 PM IST

Here is an overview of the performances of the athletes in the qualification round:

Qualifying lap performance
1. M Sreeshankar (India) – 8.05m 2. Laquan Nairn (Bahamas) – 7.90m 3. Jovan van Vuuren (South Africa) – 7.87m 4. Shawn-D Thompson (Jamaica) – 7 .85m 5. Henry Frayne (Australia) – 7.85m 6. Emanuel Archibald (Guyana) – 7.83m 7. Christopher Mitrevski (Australia) – 7.76m 8. Muhammed Anees Yahiya (India) – 7, 68m 9. Tristan James (Dominica) – 7.65m 10. Thapelo Monaiwa (Botswana) – 7.65m 11. Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye (Turks and Caicos Islands) – 7.65m 12. Andwuelle Wright (Trinidad and Tobago) – 7.58m

11:27 PM IST

Here’s a look at the 12 athletes in tonight’s long jump final.

11:13 PM IST

Less than an hour before the final. Here is a video clip that recaps M Sreeshankar, who is about to take the podium for his CWG debut.

SREESHANKAR AND ANEES – PREVIEW OF THE LONG JUMP FINAL

National record holder Murali Sreeshankar dominated the men’s long jump qualifying round to advance to the final with Muhammed Anees Yahiya, who qualified as eighth best, at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday.

Sreeshankar, 23, was the only athlete to clear the automatic qualifying 8m bar, with an opening jump of 8.05m in Group A. He did not attempt again. His jump, however, was wind-assisted, with a tailwind speed of +2.7 m/s. Meanwhile, Anees, finished third in the Group B qualifying round with a best time of 7.68m. He has one season and a personal best of 8.15m.

Sreeshankar, who finished seventh at the recent world championships in Eugene, USA, has a personal and season best at 8.36m. He was the first Indian long jumper to advance to the final but could not raise the bar and finished seventh with 7.96m in Oregon.

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“It was a good opportunity at the Worlds. I couldn’t connect the jumps properly in the final, I made some technical mistakes,” said Sreeshankar, the Commonwealth Games No. a conversation with sports star from Birmingham last Thursday.

The 23-year-old has shown what he is capable of in recent years but he hasn’t been able to replicate the big leaps to the majors. He failed to qualify for the final of the Tokyo Olympics last year and the 2019 Worlds and finished sixth at the 2018 Asian Games and the Under-20 Worlds.

“All the little steps towards the big goal…I’m in the game right now. I’ll do good here,” said Sreeshankar, co-world No. Chinese world Jianan Wang.

When and where to watch the long jump final of Ms Sreeshankar and Anees Yahiya at the Commonwealth Games 2022?

The 2022 Commonwealth Games Long Jump Final featuring Indians M Sreeshankar and Anees Yahiya will take place at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium at 00:12 IST on August 5.

The long jump final will be televised on Sony Sports Network and streamed online on Sony LIV.

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