Star Indian lengthy jumper Murali Sreeshankar on July 15 certified for the 2024 Paris Olympics after successful a silver medal within the Asian Athletics Championships with a second career-best effort of 8.37m in Bangkok.
The 24-year-old Sreeshankar achieved the Olympic qualification along with his closing spherical bounce of 8.37m. The Paris Video games mark is 8.27m and the qualification interval started on July 1.
Yu Tang Lin of Chinese language Taipei received the gold with a fourth spherical bounce of 8.40m, which is the third finest effort on this planet this season.
Sreeshankar has already certified for the Budapest World Championships in August along with his career-best and world-second-ranked bounce of 8.41m through the qualification spherical of the Nationwide Inter-State Championships final month.
Earier, Santhosh Kumar received bronze medal in males’s 400m hurdles with a private finest time of 49.09 seconds on the fourth and penultimate day of competitions.
Santhosh clocked the quickest time by an Indian in males’s 400m hurdles this yr when he completed behind gold medal winner Mohammed Hemeida Bassem (48.64 seconds) of Qatar and Yusaku Kodama (48.96) of Japan.
The 25-year-old’s earlier finest was 49.49 which he had clocked final yr.
One other Indian Yashas Palaksha had additionally certified for the ultimate however he didn’t participate.
No Indian has ever received a males’s 400m hurdles gold in Asian Championships. Joseph Abraham’s silver in 2009 version was one of the best efficiency by an Indian whereas he additionally received a bronze in 2007. M P Jabir received a bronze every within the final two editions.