Murali Sreeshankar won long jump gold medal at Kallithea athletics meet in Greece

Tokyo Olympian Murali Sreeshankar won the long jump event at the 12th International Jumping Meeting in Kallithea, Greece with an 8.31m-jump on Wednesday.

Murali Sreeshankar was followed by Swede Thobias Montler, who claimed silver with an 8.27m jump, and Jules Pommery of France, who claimed bronze with an 8.17m effort in the 10-man field. Only the top three jumpers crossed the 8m-mark.

India’s national record in the long jump is 8.36m, set by M Sreeshankar last month.

Jeswin Aldrin, meanwhile, finished fifth after he hit the 7.69m mark at the 17th Iberoamerican Meeting in Huelva, Spain.

Picture Courtesy: Athletics Federation of India