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Why Murali Sreeshankar Settled For Commonwealth Games 2022 Silver Despite Jumping Same Distance – Explained

Murali Sreeshankar clinched a silver in men’s long jump event to give India a second medal in athletics at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Thursday.

The 23-year-old national record holder soared to 8.08m in his fifth attempt to finish second behind Laquan Nairn of Bahamas in a nerve-wrecking men’s long jump final.

Nairn also had a best jump of 8.08m but his second best of 7.98m was better than 7.84m of Sreeshankar. Under rules, if two jumpers are tied on same distance, the one who has a better second-best effort will be ranked ahead.

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