India’s star jumper Murali Sreeshankar, who won a silver medal in the CWG, could not make it full due to injury and finished second.
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running in gujarat National Games 2022 Some of the best performances are being seen everyday. On Saturday, one such shocking result was seen in the long jump where India’s national record holder and Commonwealth Games 2022 medalist. Murli Sreeshankar Missed the title. them from Tamil Nadu jesvin aldrin who not only won the gold medal but also qualified for next year’s World Athletics Championships. At the same time, Jyoti Yarraji and Amlan Borgohain became the champions in the 100 meters race.
Championship ticket with gold
In the men’s long jump in Ahmedabad on Saturday, October 1, Tamil Nadu’s Aldrin achieved a distance of 8.26 meters in his last attempt to clinch the gold medal. Aldrin performed brilliantly throughout the match and jumped more than eight meters (8.07m and 8.21m) in two other attempts.
In this way, Aldrin crossed the qualifying mark of 8.25 meters for the World Championships to be held in Budapest next year.
The country’s number one long jumper Sreeshankar could not repeat his performance at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in August. Sreeshankar’s best jump of 7.93 meters came in his first attempt. He decided not to make the remaining four attempts after making another jump of 7.55 metres. Sreeshankar could not apply full force due to injury.
Jyoti-Amalan 100 meter star
The second major result was in the women’s 100 meters race, where the country’s fastest sprinters Dutee Chand and Hima Das could not even reach the podium. Jyoti Yaraji of Andhra Pradesh won the gold medal leaving both behind. He secured the first position with a time of 11.51 seconds. Tamil Nadu’s Archana Susindran (11.55 sec) and Maharashtra’s Diandra Valladares (11.62 sec) won silver and bronze medals respectively. Dutee (11.69 s) finished sixth and Hima (11.74 s) seventh.
There was no upset in the men’s 100m event and Amlan Borgohain of Assam, who recently set a new national record, finished first in 10.38s. Elakiadasan VK (10.44 sec) and Siva Kumar B (10.48 sec) of Tamil Nadu finished second and third respectively.