Murali Sreeshankar has certified for the Tokyo Olympics 2021 within the long-jump occasion. He broke his personal earlier finest to set a nationwide document in long-jump on the Federation Cup. Sreeshankar went previous his earlier better of 8.20m and jumped at a distance of 8.26m. That is additionally a nationwide document in long-jump. With this effort, the 21-year outdated athlete has certified for the Tokyo Olympics that are set to occur later this yr. The qualification mark for Olympics was 8.22 however Sreeshankar was 0.04m previous the qualification mark.
The Sports activities Authority of India additionally launched a tweet informing in regards to the athlete’s achievement. It learn: “Sreeshankar qualifies for Olympics! #TOPSAthlete long jumper #Sreeshankar has qualified for #Tokyo2020 with a national record jump of 8.26m at the Federation Cup. He surpassed his own record of 8.20m and the Olympic qualifying mark of 8.22m. #GemsofSAI #JeetengeOlympics”
All of the motion is going down in the course of the 24th Federation Cup on the Nationwide Institute of Sports activities (NIS) in Patiala. The match began on Monday and can go on for 5 days masking 38 occasions.
The Federation Cup can be seen by some as a closing likelihood to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. The 24th Federation Cup has seen the presence of some superstars together with Neeraj Chopra, Hima Das, Dutee Chand and Annu Rani.
Dhanalaxmi of Tamil Nadu shocked each Hima Das and Dutee Chand in a 100m race that was seen as a showdown between Das and Chand. Dhanalaxmi clocked 11:39 whereas Dutee Chand got here second with 11:58. Hima Das was disqualified for a false begin.
Nonetheless, Sreeshankar will now have the hopes of the whole nation with him.