[Watch] Sudhir Wins Gold, Sreeshankar Silver At CWG: Modi Hails ‘Special’ Long Jump Medal

New Delhi: Heaping praise on Murali Sreeshankar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said his silver medal in the men’s long jump final at the Commonwealth Games is a “special” victory.

President Droupadi Murmu also praised Sreeshankar, saying that his path-breaking achievement will inspire countless Indians, especially the youth.

Sreeshankar won the silver with a distance of 8.08 m in the men’s long jump final, becoming the first Indian athlete to win a Commonwealth Games medal in the men’s long jump.

India’s Sudhir also won the gold medal in the men’s heavyweight para powerlifting. He lifted 208 kg in his first attempt and then 212 kg in his second lift clinching India’s seventh gold medal at the Games.

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