Sreeshankar wins Gold at International Jumps in Greece

It was Sreeshankar’s international season-opener and his first overseas competition after the Tokyo Olympics.

Sreeshankar, who has a personal best of 8.36m, took the title with his third jump after 7.88 and 7.71 in his first two attempts. (File Photo)   -  GETTY IMAGES

M. Sreeshankar, the national long jump record holder, surprised Indoor Worlds silver medallist Thobias Montler and won the gold with 8.31m at the International Jumping Meet in Kallithea, Athens, on Wednesday.

Sreeshankar, who has a personal best of 8.36m, took the title with his third jump after 7.88 and 7.71 in his first two attempts. His fourth was 7.79 while the next two were fouls.

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 It was Sreeshankar’s international season-opener and his first overseas competition after the Tokyo Olympics.

Sweden’s Montler, who was seventh in last year’s Tokyo Olympics, took the silver with 8.27 while France’s Jules Pommery picked the bronze with a personal best 8.17m.

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