World Athletics Championships 2022: Avinash Sable, Murali Sreeshankar star of Day 1 for India - In Pics
Murali Sreeshankar became the first Indian male long jumper to qualify for the World Athletics Championships finals while 3000m steeplechaser Avinash Sable also expectedly made the grade on the first day of the competitions here. Sreeshankar, who had entered the championships as a dark horse for a medal at the second spot in the season's top list, had the best jump of exactly 8m to finish second in qualification round Group B and seventh overall.
3000m steeplechaser Avinash Sable expectedly made the grade on the first day of the competitions.
Murali Sreeshankar became the first Indian male long jumper to qualify for the World Athletics Championships finals
Tajinderpal Singh Toor
Asian record holder shot putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor, however, pulled out of his event due to a groin injury sustained four days ago after reaching USA.
Goswami, who opened India's campaign in the championships, finished 34th with a time of 1:39:42 out of the 36 athletes, who finished the race. Goswami has a season's best of 1:38:10 and personal best of 1:28:45.
It was disappointment in the men's and women's 20km race walk events with Sandeep Kumar and Priyanka Goswami, both national record holders, performing well below their best.