Murali Sreeshankar wins silver medal in men's long jump at Hangzhou Asian Games

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India's Murali Sreeshankar won a silver medal in the men's long jump event at the Hangzhou Asian Games with a best jump of 8.19 meters.

An Overview of the News

  • Wang Jianan of China won the gold medal with a jump of 8.22 meters.

  • Murali Sreeshankar's personal and season's best jump is 8.41 meters, which ranks him fourth globally and second among Asian athletes.

  • Another Indian athlete Jesswin Aldrin finished eighth in the same event with a best jump of 7.76 metres.

  • Jesswin Aldrin remains the season leader among Asian athletes and is ranked third in the world.

Hangzhou Asian Games 2023:

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping officially opened the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China on September 23, 2023.

  • The 19th Hangzhou Asian Games will be held from 23 September to 8 October 2023.

  • The opening ceremony was held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium, also known as the Big Lotus.

  • Nearly 12,500 athletes from 45 countries and territories in Asia are competing in 61 disciplines across 40 sports.

  • The slogan of the Games is 'Heart to Heart, @Future.'

Important Points

  • India has sent a strong delegation of 665 members to these games.

  • During the opening ceremony, the Indian team flag was raised by Indian men's hockey team captain Harmanpreet Singh and Olympic bronze medalist in boxing Lovlina Borgohain.

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