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1. Sreeshankar wins gold at MVA High Performance athletics meet Indian long jumper Murali Sreeshankar won the gold medal at the MVA High Performance athletics meet held in Chula Vista, USA with a leap of 8.29m. This was only his second event of the season, and the 24-year-old came just 0.07m off his personal best of 8.36m.
China’s Ma Weidong secured the silver medal with a 7.99m leap, while Huafeng Huang claimed the bronze with an effort of 7.61m. The qualifying standard for World Athletics Championships 2023, scheduled in Budapest in August, is 8.25m. Sreeshankar’s effort was over it but was not considered as tailwinds were over permissible limits, with a wind speed of 3.1m/s. Sreeshankar had a 7.94m jump at the Indian Grand Prix earlier in May, and held the men’s long jump national record in India with his 8.36 jump, which was surpassed by Jeswin Aldrin with an effort of 8.42m at the second Indian Open Jumps Championships in March.
2. Double points for Kush, disappointment for Jehan in Baku Kush Maini, a rookie in his Formula 2 season, had a double points finish while Jehan Daruvala drew a blank following his collision in the Sprint Race at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Staying out of trouble in the Sprint Race, Maini found himself fourth by the chequered flag. Contrastingly in the Feature Race, he flexed his overtaking muscles to make up nine places for fifth and held his nerve throughout a tense duel with Dennis Hauger. Jehan, in his fourth season, finished 14th in the Feature Race after getting a 10 second penalty for an unsafe rejoin. He was caught in a collision in the Sprint Race. Starting both races in P14, Maini’s maturity and consistency has been rewarded with fifth place in the overall standings.
3. Aditi loses play-off to finish second at LA Championship Indian golfer Aditi Ashok came close to her maiden LPGA win, carding a four-under 67 in the final round to earn a place in the play-off with Hannah Green (69) and Xiyu Lin (67). However, she lost in a three-way play-off at the JM Eagle LA Championship, registering a tied second finish, which is her best result on the LPGA Tour.