Another medal in athletics
Indian long jumper Murali Sreeshankar has won India’s second medal in athletics. Earlier, Tejaswin Shankar won bronze in high jump. Sreeshankar has become the first Indian male player to win silver in this event. Before him, Suresh Babu won a bronze medal in the long jump at the 1978 Commonwealth Games. Among women, former athletes Anju Bobby George and Prajusha Malaikhal have won medals. Anju Bobby won bronze in long jump at 2002 Commonwealth Games and Prajusha won silver at 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Jumped to the same player who won the gold
Bahamian Narin Lakuan, who won gold in the final, and Sreeshankar jumped the same distance. Both jumped 8.08 meters but got the gold medal. This happened because Lakuan’s second best jump was better than Sreeshankar’s second best jump. Lakuan’s second best jump was 7.98m while Sreeshankar’s second best jump was 7.84m.
Each player gets 6 attacks. Sreeshankar jumped 8.08 meters in his fifth attempt. Meanwhile, the Bahamian athlete jumped 8.08 meters on his second attempt. Sreeshankar’s own record is 8.36 meters.
India has so far won six gold medals in the Commonwealth Games. Mirabai Chanu, Jeremy Lalnirunga and Achinta Sheuly have won gold in weightlifting. At the same time, the women’s lawn tennis team and the men’s table tennis team also won gold medals. Talking about the total number of medals, India has 20 medals.