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CWG 2022 Live, Day 7: Murali Sreeshankar Wins Historic Long Jump Silver

CWG 2022 Live, Day 7: All the latest news and updates from Day 7 of the Commonwealth Games.

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CWG 2022 Live, Day 7: Murali Sreeshankar Wins Historic Long Jump Silver
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  • Murali Sreeshankar won a historic silver medal in men's long jump final while Muhammed Anees Yahiya finished fifth.

  • Badminton stars started their individual campaigns on Thursday. PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, Aakarshi Kashyap and Lakshya Sen won their respective fixtures.

  • Boxers Amit Panghal, Jaismine Lamboria, Sagar Ahlawat and Rohit Tokas entered the semis and are now assured medals.

  • The men's hockey team beat Wales 4-1 in their last group game to advance to the semi-finals.

1:41 AM , 05 Aug
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Commonwealth Games Day 7 Live: Sreeshankar Wins Historic Long Jump Silver

Its a historic silver medal for India's Murali Sreeshankar as he finished second in the men's long jump final with a 8.08m jump in his fifth attempt.

The 23-year-old, thus, became the first Indian to win a silver medal for the country in the men's long jump event at the Commonwealth Games.

The Palakkad-born jumper, in fact, was tied with gold medal winner Nairn Laquan of Bahamas, who also made a 8.08m leap. However, Sreeshankar moved to second place as the Laquan had a better second-best jump (7.98m) than the Indian (7.84m).

India's Murali Sreeshankar competes in the men's long jump finals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

(Photo: PTI)

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1:32 AM , 05 Aug

Commonwealth Games Day 7 Live: Muhammed Anees Betters His Jump, Moves to Fifth

Muhammed Anees bettered his display with a 7.97m jump in his sixth and final attempt that has moved him to fifth in the overall standings.

This has been the Kerala athlete's best jump of the day so far in the men's long jump final. He is now officially out of the medal contention.

1:27 AM , 05 Aug

Commonwealth Games Day 7 Live: Sreeshankar Moves to Second Spot

India's Murali Sreeshankar moved to second spot in the men's long jump final standings with a superb leap of 8.08m in his fifth attempt .

However, Muhammed Anees Yahiya did not manage to cover the 8m mark and has so far managed a best jump of 7.74m, which came in his fourth attempt.

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1:16 AM , 05 Aug
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Commonwealth Games Day 7 Live: Rohit Triumphs, 7th Boxing Medal Assured

News from the boxing arena as Rohit Tokas became the seventh boxer to assure India of a medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games after reaching the semi-finals of the men’s welterweight category.

The Indian boxer won 5-0 by unanimous decision in his quarterfinal bout against Xavier Mata'AFA-Ikinofo of Niue.

Apart from Rohit, pugilists Mohammed Hussamuddin, Nitu Ghanghas, Nikhat Zareen, Amit Panghal, Jaismine, and Sagar Ahlawat have already assured India at least a bronze medal.

India's Rohit Tokas reacts after winning the match against Mata'AFA-Ikinofo Xavier of Niue during the men's welterweight quarterfinal match at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

(Photo: PTI)


Published: 04 Aug 2022, 1:26 PM IST
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