The sandpit on the Chania worldwide meet in Greece proved to be a tough one. However lengthy jumper M. Sreeshankar received the gold comfortably with a wind-assisted 7.95m (+2.4) on Sunday.
The 23-year-old additionally had a authorized finest of seven.81 within the meet, a World Athletics Continental Tour bronze occasion, the place Frenchman Jules Pommery took the silver with 7.73.
It was Sreeshankar’s second gold in Greece in 5 days after his victory (with 8.31m) in Kallithea, Athens, final week.
“It was good…didn’t put an excessive amount of effort into this. Solely goal was to win. Lot of positives from this meet,” Sreeshankar advised Sportstar from Athens on Monday night.
“However the pit was actually dangerous. They put plenty of sand, felt like leaping on to a hill. Even Emmiyan (lengthy leap nice Robert Emmiyan, now a coach in France) made an enchantment to the organisers about it. However that didn’t assist a lot.
“Emmiyan stated it was not possible to leap far because the pit was like a mountain.”
A day earlier than Chania, Sreeshankar acquired information that his entry – which was on wait checklist earlier – for the Ostrava Golden Spike (a World Athletics Continental Tour gold occasion, Might 31) was confirmed. However it was a bit late.
“So we caught with Chania,” he stated.
Sreeshanth and S. Murali, his dad, additionally his coach, will return to India on Tuesday.