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