Murali Sreeshankar wins silver, Long Jump Final HIGHLIGHTS, Commonwealth Games: Sreeshankar jumps 8.08m for medal on CWG debut

Long Jump Final HIGHLIGHTS, CWG 2022: Get all the updates, results and highlights of the long jump final from Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Thursday.

Updated : Mar 31, 2023 14:30 IST - 7 MINS READ

Murali Sreeshankar becomes the first Indian man to win a long jump silver medal at the Commonwealth Games.
Murali Sreeshankar becomes the first Indian man to win a long jump silver medal at the Commonwealth Games. | Photo Credit: GETTY IMAGES

Murali Sreeshankar becomes the first Indian man to win a long jump silver medal at the Commonwealth Games. | Photo Credit: GETTY IMAGES

Men’s Long Jump Final, CWG 2022 HIGHLIGHTS

Murali Sreeshankar becomes India’s fourth long-jump medallist at the Commonwealth Games. He joins Suresh Babu (1978 - bronze), Anju Bobby George (2002 - bronze) and MA Prajusha (2010 - silver) on this list. A superb finish in his maiden CWG appearance.

That silver medal moment. 23-year-old Murali Sreeshankar becomes the first Indian man to win a CWG silver in long jump.
That silver medal moment. 23-year-old Murali Sreeshankar becomes the first Indian man to win a CWG silver in long jump. | Photo Credit: AP

That silver medal moment. 23-year-old Murali Sreeshankar becomes the first Indian man to win a CWG silver in long jump. | Photo Credit: AP


Sixth Set

  • Laquan Nairn (Bahamas) - 7.98m - Nairn takes the Gold medal, the first for Bahamas in CWG 2022.
  • M Sreeshankar (India) - X - Sreeshankar oversteps in his final jump by 1.7cm! He takes the silver medal in his maiden CWG appearance!
  • Jovan van Vuuren (South Africa) - X

Down to the top three now!

  • Shawn-D Thompson (Jamaica) - 7.70m
  • Henry Frayne (Australia) - X
  • Tristan James (Dominica) - 7.69m
  • Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye (TCA) - 7.67m
  • Anees Yahiya (India) - 7.97m. Anees is disappointed with his landing even as he records his best jump of the evening.

Fifth Set

  • Laquan Nairn (Bahamas) - 7.84m
  • Jovan van Vuuren (South Africa) - 7.75m
  • Shawn-D Thompson (Jamaica) - 7.73m
  • Henry Frayne (Australia) - 7.94m
  • Tristan James (Dominica) - 7.80m
  • M Sreeshankar (India) - Sreeshankar breaches the 8m mark! 8.08 - SREESHANKAR soars to the second spot! A near flawless landing propels the 23-year-old back into the medal hunt.
  • Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye (TCA) - 7.52m
  • Anees Yahiya (India) - 7.58m.

Fourth Set

  • Laquan Nairn (Bahamas) - X
  • Jovan van Vuuren (South Africa) - 7.49m
  • Shawn-D Thompson (Jamaica) - 7.75m
  • Henry Frayne (Australia) -
  • Tristan James (Dominica) - X
  • M Sreeshankar (India) - X. A near perfect jump from Sreeshankar who gets a red-flag by a whisker! Sreeshankar is in disbelief after watching the replay. ‘Not even a mm in it, sir’, he says to his coaches and walks back disappointed.
  • Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye (TCA) - 7.65m
  • Anees Yahiya (India) - 7.74m. He betters by 0.02m, but a wavered landing costs him once again.

Here are the top 8 who qualify for the final round of three more attempts.

Jovan van Vuuren (South Africa) - 8.06m

Shawn-D Thompson (Jamaica) - 8.05m (SB)

Henry Frayne (Australia) - 7.89m

Tristan James (Dominica) - 7.85m

M Sreeshankar (India) - 7.84m

Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye (TCA) - 7.80m

Anees Yahiya (India) - 7.72m

Third Set

  • Thapelo Monaiwa (Botswana) - X
  • Christopher Mitrevski (Australia) - 7.70m, misses the eighth spot by a whisker. Anas Yahiya is currently eighth with a jump of 7.72m.
  • Henry Frayne (Australia) - X
  • Emanuel Archibald (Guyana) - 7.41m
  • Andwuelle Wright (Trinidad and Tobago) - 6.86m
  • Laquan Nairn (Bahamas) - X
  • Jovan van Vuuren (South Africa) - 7.83
  • Tristan James (Dominica) - X
  • M Sreeshankar (India) - 7.84m. Not the best use of the take-off board, but Sreeshankar believes it was a jump that would have taken him closer to the 8m mark. He isn’t pleased with the result that has popped up.
  • Anees Yahiya (India) - 7.72m, not the best of landings but Yahiya betters his previous jump.
  • Shawn-D Thompson (Jamaica) - 8.05m (SB), a spectacular leap to finish the initial phase of the final. He jumps to the third position.
  • Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye (TCA) - X (best of 7.80m after three sets)

Second Set

  • Thapelo Monaiwa (Botswana) - 7.37m
  • Christopher Mitrevski (Australia) - 7.57m
  • Henry Frayne (Australia) - X
  • Emanuel Archibald (Guyana) - 7.24m
  • Andwuelle Wright (Trinidad and Tobago) - X
  • Laquan Nairn (Bahamas) - 8.08m! Vuuren’s lead is short-lived as Nairn betters in his second attempt with a superb jump.
  • Jovan van Vuuren (South Africa) - 8.06m! He soars to the top with a brilliant jump!
  • Tristan James (Dominica) - 7.79m
  • M Sreeshankar (India) - 7.84m. Sreeshankar gets a better lift this time with nearly 14cm of the board remaining at his expense.
  • Anees Yahiya (India) - 7.65m, a decent attempt in round two from the Indian
  • Shawn-D Thompson (Jamaica) - X
  • Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye (TCA) - 7.80m

First Set

  • Thapelo Monaiwa (Botswana) -  X
  • Christopher Mitrevski (Australia) - Mitrevski starts off with a below-par jump of 6.25m
  • Henry Frayne (Australia) - An explosive start for the Australian who gets 7.89m on his first jump.
  • Emanuel Archibald (Guyana) - gets an underwhelming 7.54m on his first jump.
  • Andwuelle Wright (Trinidad and Tobago) - Wright gets 7.57 m on his first attempt.
  • Laquan Nairn (Bahamas) - Nairn jumps a brilliant 7.94m, the competition tightens between the Indians and the top three.
  • Jovan van Vuuren (South Africa) - records a cracking 7.92m start in the final
  • Tristan James (Dominica) - a 7.85m jump to start proceedings!
  • M Sreeshankar (India) - starts with a decent 7.60m jump
  • Anees Yahiya (India) - gets a red flag on his first jump
  • Shawn-D Thompson (Jamaica) - starts off with a 7.62m jump
  • Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye (TCA) - starts the final with a jump of 7.53m
12:13AM IST

Here. We. GO! The athletes are lining up and we have our first glimpses of India’s Anees Yahiya and Sreeshankar. About a few moments away from the first jump.

12:12AM IST

It will be a test for nerves for the young Sreeshankar who has failed to explode on the big stages in the past. Could this be the night where he breaks the jinx for himself and India’s search for its first-ever CWG long jump gold?

12:00AM IST

12 minutes to go, folks. Feeling the nervous energy yet?

23:56PM IST

India has only had five gold medals in athletics in CWG history. Given the form he is in, will Murali Sreeshankar be the latest entrant and the first India long jumper to the feat? We will know shortly.

23:46PM IST

Here is a look at the athletes’ qualifying round performances:

Performances in Qualifying Round 1. M Sreeshankar (India) - 8.05m 2. Laquan Nairn (Bahamas) - 7.90m 3. Jovan van Vuuren (South Africa) - 7.87m 4. Shawn-D Thompson (Jamaica) - 7.85m 5. Henry Frayne (Australia) - 7.85m 6. Emanuel Archibald (Guyana) - 7.83m 7. Christopher Mitrevski (Australia) - 7.76m 8. Muhammed Anees Yahiya (India) - 7.68m 9. Tristan James (Dominica) - 7.65m 10. Thapelo Monaiwa (Botswana) - 7.65m 11. Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye (Turks and Caicos Islands) - 7.65m 12. Andwuelle Wright (Trinidad and Tobago)- 7.58m

23:27PM IST

Here’s a look at the 12 athletes in tonight’s long jump final.

23:13PM IST

Under an hour to go for the final. Here’s a capsule video that recaps M Sreeshankar, who is poised for a podium finish on his CWG debut.


National record holder Murali Sreeshankar topped the men’s long jump qualification round to storm into the finals along with Muhammed Anees Yahiya, who qualified as eighth best, at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old Sreeshankar was the only athlete to cross the automatic qualification mark of 8m, with an opening round jump of 8.05m in Group A. He did not make any more attempts. His jump was, however, wind assisted, with a tail wind speed of +2.7m/s. Meanwhile, Anees, finished third in the Group B qualification round with a best of 7.68m. He has a season and personal best of 8.15m.

Sreeshankar, who finished seventh in the recent World Championships in Eugene, USA, has a season and personal best of 8.36m. He was the first Indian long jumper to qualify for the final but could not raise the bar and finished seventh with 7.96m in Oregon.

“It was a good opportunity at the Worlds. I couldn’t properly connect the jumps in the final, made some mistakes technically,” said Sreeshankar, the No. 1 Commonwealth Games jumper, in a chat with Sportstar from Birmingham last Thursday.

The 23-year-old has shown what he is capable of in the last few years but he has not been able to reproduce the big jumps at the majors. He failed to make the finals at last year’s Tokyo Olympics and at the 2019 Worlds and was sixth at the 2018 Asian Games and under-20 Worlds.

“All small steps towards the big target...I am in the mix right now. Will do good here,” said Sreeshankar, this year’s joint World No. 2 with Greece’s Olympic champion Miltiadis Tentoglou and China’s World champion Jianan Wang.

When and where to watch M Sreeshankar and Anees Yahiya’s long jump final at Commonwealth Games 2022?
The Commonwealth Games 2022 long jump final with India’s M Sreeshankar and Anees Yahiya will take place at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham at 12:12AM IST on August 5.
The Long jump final will be telecast on the Sony Sports Network and be streamed online on Sony LIV.
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