New Delhi [India], June 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lauded the efficiency of Murali Sreeshankar for clinching a bronze medal on the just lately concluded Paris Diamond League 2023 within the 102nd episode of ‘Mann ki Baat’.
“Friends, earlier there used to be a time when we used to come to know about international events, but, often there was no mention of India in them. But, today, I am just mentioning the successes of the past few weeks, even then the list becomes so long. This is the real strength of our youth. There are many such sports and competitions, where today, for the first time, India is making her presence felt. For example, in the long jump, Sreeshankar Murali has won a bronze for the country in a prestigious event like the Paris Diamond League,” mentioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi within the 102nd episode of ‘Mann ki Baat’.
India’s Murali Sreeshankar completed third within the males’s lengthy bounce occasion with a powerful try of 8.09m on the Paris Diamond League 2023 athletics in France.Murali Sreeshankar’s third strive resulted in his greatest leap.
The 8.09m effort positioned him second, simply behind Greece’s reigning Olympic and Diamond League champion Miltiadis Tentoglou, who received the Paris Diamond League with an 8.13m bounce.
However, a foul by S Murali within the fourth try to an 8.11m leap by Switzerland’s Simon Ehammer dropped the Indian lengthy jumper to 3rd place. Sreeshankar’s fifth try recorded 7.99m and his sixth run down the monitor ended with a foul.
Murali Sreeshankar made his second look within the Diamond League. He completed sixth in Monaco final yr with an effort of seven.94m. Last yr, he set a private greatest leap of 8.36m. Jeswin Aldrin of India holds the nationwide file in males’s lengthy bounce, having jumped 8.42m earlier this yr.
With a season-best bounce of 8.18m, the 24-year-old Indian athlete received a World Athletics Continental Tour bronze label occasion at Kallithea, Greece final month and certified for the Asian Games in China.
In Paris, ten individuals competed within the males’s lengthy bounce occasion. Maykel Masso of Cuba, who received bronze in Tokyo in 2020, had a disappointing day, ending sixth with a greatest leap of seven.83m. (ANI)