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CWG 2022: Murali Sreeshankar dedicates historic silver medal win to his father | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

Murali Sreeshankar (PTI Photo)

BIRMINGHAM: Following his silver medal win in men’s Long Jump final, Murali Sreeshankar said that he would like to dedicate his medal to his father and the Sports Ministry of India.
India’s Murali Sreeshankar clinched the silver medal in the Men’s Long Jump final with a mark of 8.08m at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Thursday.
Sreeshankar won the historic silver with a distance of 8.08m in the Men’s Long Jump, becoming the first Indian male athlete to win a Commonwealth Games medal in the long jump.
“Very happy to be honest. I have been waiting for this for a very long time. I desperately wanted a medal here… I knew that a good jump will fetch me a medal here. I wanted to do my Personal Best here but unfortunately, the conditions were not quite favourable. It was windy and cold and the main challenge was to overcome these conditions. After the first round, I got a good rhythm. Happy with the silver medal. Even though a bit disappointed that I could not win the gold,” Murali Sreeshankar said.
Talking about his performance Sreeshankar said that he was a bit disappointed that he could not win gold. He dedicated the historic silver medal to his father and the Sports Ministry of India.
“I am elated. A bit disappointed that I could not win gold but happy that I won silver for the country. I would like to dedicate this medal to all those who stood by me including my father, our Sports Ministry,” he added.


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