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