[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.
M. Sreeshankar's Silver medal at the CWG is a special one. It is after decades that India has won a medal in Men’s long jump at the CWG. His performance augurs well for the future of Indian athletics. Congratulations to him. May he keep excelling in the times to come. pic.twitter.com/q6HO39JHy8
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 5, 2022
Congratulations to Sreeshankar for winning silver in long jump at #CommonweathGames. Your long leap has brought India’s first ever medal for this event in Commonwealth Games. This pathbreaking achievement will inspire countless Indians, especially the youth.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 5, 2022
Congratulations to Murali Sreeshankar on winning the historic Silver medal in Men's Long Jump event at #CommonwealthGames.
His spirited performance has brought glory to 🇮🇳.
Best wishes for future endeavours. May you continue to achieve new heights of success in times to come. pic.twitter.com/lttuaQuUWa
— Dr Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) August 5, 2022
HISTORIC GOLD FOR INDIA 🔥🔥🔥
— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) August 4, 2022
— Vishal Bansal (@mevishalbansal) August 4, 2022