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Watch: Murali Sreeshankar Seals Silver in Asian Athletics Championships, Secures Spot For Paris Olympics            

An effort of 8.37m (-1.1) has ensured a silver medal for the 24-year-old athlete.

8.27m is the qualification benchmark for the upcoming Summer Olympics in the men’s long jump event.
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Indian long jumper Murali Sreeshankar has qualified for Paris 2024 Summer Olympics en route to his silver medal triumph at Asian Athletics Championships in Bangkok. 

An effort of 8.37m (-1.1) has ensured a silver medal for the 24-year-old athlete.

Yu Tang Lin of Chinese Taipei notched up 8.40m (+0.3) to pocket the gold medal while his Chinese counterpart Mingkun Zhang sealed the third place with an 8.08m leap.

Murali breached the 8+m on five instances in the competition, becoming the first Indian field athlete to qualify for the big-ticket event in 2024. 

8.27m is the qualification benchmark for the upcoming Summer Olympics in the men’s long jump event. 

The career-best leap of 8.41m propelled the long-jumper to a Budapest World Championships spot in August. The record came during the qualification stage of the National Inter-State Championships in Bhuvaneshwar. 
 

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