CWG 2022: Murali Sreeshankar, Mohammad Anees Yahiya qualify for long jump final | Commonwealth Games 2022 News

BIRMINGHAM: Long sweaters Murali Sreeshankar and Mohammad Anees Yahiya qualified for the men’s long jump final after passing their respective qualifying rounds at the Commonwealth Games here.
Sreeshankar stormed into the final with his first-ever jump of 8.05m.
One of the top Indian medal contenders, the 23-year-old from Kerala was the only athlete in his group to go past the 8m qualifier.
The lanky youngster was ecstatic and rushed to his coach and the Indian crowd shortly after his jump.
Meanwhile, Yahiya also reached the finals with jumps of 7.49m, 7.68m and 7.49m in his three attempts.
As Yahiya slowly got off the blocks, he improved his show from the second attempt, finishing third in his group behind Guyana’s Emanuel Archibald and Australia‘s Christopher Mitrevskic.

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