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Murali Sreeshankar withdraws from Diamond League last in Eugene, to give attention to Asian Video games

Murali Sreeshankar in a file picture. AP

New Delhi: Star Indian lengthy jumper Murali Sreeshankar has pulled out of the distinguished Diamond League Remaining in USA later this month to give attention to the Hangzhou Asian Video games starting on 23 September.

Sreeshankar made the choice after considering that he would want quite a lot of journey if he has to participate within the 17 September DL Remaining in Eugene, which can have an effect on his physique and disrupt coaching.

“Sreeshankar is not taking part in the DL Final in Eugene to focus on the Asian Games. Taking part in the DL Final will involve a lot of travel, jet lag etc,” Sreeshankar’s father S Murali instructed PTI.

Regardless of ending fifth within the Zurich leg of the Diamond League on 31 August with a soar of seven.99m, Sreeshankar certified for the DL Finals in third place on the standings with 14 factors.

Sreeshankar, who has a season’s and private better of 8.41m, had did not qualify for the finals within the World Championships in Budapest final month.

The 24-year-old had received a silver medal with a soar of 8.37m within the Asian Championships in July.

On 9 June, he had turn into solely the third Indian— after Neeraj Chopra and former discus thrower Vikas Gowda — to complete within the top-three in a Diamond League assembly in Paris, by taking the third spot.

Sreeshankar had completed sixth within the 2018 Asian Video games lengthy soar last with an effort of seven.95m.

After the pulling out of Sreeshankar, solely Olympic and world champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and 3000m steeplechaser Avinash Sable stay within the fray within the DL Remaining. Each will compete on September 16.



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