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Paris Diamond League: India’s Murali Sreeshankar secures third place

Paris: India’s Murali Sreeshankar finished third in the men’s long jump event in the Paris Diamond League on Saturday. He secured the third place with a jump of 8.09metres. Greece’s Miltiadis Tentoglou finished first (8.13m) and Switzerland’s Simon Ehammer finished a close second (8.11m).

Murali Sreeshankar is Commonwealth Games silver medallist. Murali Sreeshankar is the third Indian athlete to secure a top-three finish in a Diamond League meet. The first two were discuss thrower Vikas Gowda and Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra.

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In May, Murali had clinched the gold medal at the 13th International Jumping Meeting Filahtlitikos in Greece with a best jump of 8.18m.


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