Lausanne: In the highly anticipated Long Jump event at the Lausanne Diamond League, Indian athlete Sreeshankar put up a commendable performance, securing the fifth position with a jump of 7.88 metres. However, it was Nairn LaQauan of the Bahamas who stole the show with a remarkable leap, claiming the top spot with a jump of 8.11 metres.
Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece exhibited his skills and clinched second place, narrowly missing the first position with a jump of 8.07 metres. Japan’s Yuki Hashioka showcased his talent and finished third, achieving a leap of 7.89 metres.
Sreeshankar commenced the competition with a decent jump of 7.75 metres, setting a solid foundation for his performance. However, in his second attempt, he was unable to improve upon his initial jump, resulting in a distance of 7.63 metres.
Undeterred, Sreeshankar made a significant improvement in his third attempt, leaping to a distance of 7.88 metres. This jump propelled him back into contention, although he fell short of the podium.
The Indian athlete’s fourth attempt saw him cover a distance of 7.59 metres, which unfortunately did not aid him in securing a place within the top three. Similarly, in his fifth and final attempt, Sreeshankar managed a jump of 7.66 metres, leaving him outside the top three positions.