CWG 2022: "Silver medal. Golden smile"- Twitter reacts to Murali Sreeshankar's historic silver medal

CWG 2022: Siver medal winning long jumper Murali Sreeshankar'(Pic Credit: SAI)
CWG 2022: Siver medal winning long jumper Murali Sreeshankar'(Pic Credit: SAI)

Murali Sreeshankar bagged a historic silver medal in the men's long jump event, with a best attempt of 8.08m at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 (CWG 2022) in Birmingham.

He became the first ever Indian athlete to win a medal in the men's Long Jump event at the Commonwealth Games.

Meanwhile, Bahamas's LaQuan Nairn (8.08) bagged the gold medal while Jovan van Vuuren (8.06m) of South Africa settled for the bronze medal.

Nairn was tied with Sreeshankar for the same distance of 8.08m. However, the rules state that if two jumpers are tied at the same distance, the one who has a better second best jump will be declared the winner. Nairn's second-best attempt was of 7.98m while Sreeshankar's was 7.84m

Meanwhile, another Indian in action, Muhammed Anees Yahiya, had a best jump of 7.97m to finish fifth in the same event.

SILVER! ๐ŸฅˆHISTORY MADE! It is the first ever Menโ€™s Long Jump Medal in the CWG for India as Murali Sreeshankar clinches the Silver Medal with a gigantic best jump of 8.08m. A legend in the making and perhaps a legend already! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”ฅ#CWG2022 #B2022

Earlier, Indian high jumper Tejaswin Shankar clinched a historic Commonwealth Games bronze medal on Wednesday, August 3. It was the nation's first ever medal in the high jump discipline in the history of the Games.

The 23-year-old finished third on the podium by clearing a jump of 2.22m in the CWG 2022 men's high jump final.

In the absence of India's athletics poster boy Neeraj Chopra, Tejaswin opened India's medal account in track and field at CWG 2022.

Tejaswin cheered for Murali Sreeshankar. He wrote:

Itโ€™s the Shankar sweep ! Letโ€™s go Sreee. Legend!!!
Itโ€™s the Shankar sweep ๐Ÿงน @birminghamcg22 ! Letโ€™s go Sreee ๐Ÿฅˆ legend!!!

CWG 2022: Twitter reacts as Murali Sreeshankar bags a historic silver medal

Sreeshankar lost out on the gold medal by the barest of margins. He was given a foul, where the sports enthusiasts felt it was a fair attempt. The spectators took to Twitter to express their unhappiness with the decision and to congratulate Sreeshankar on his achievement.

Here are a few reactions after Murali Sreeshankar's final jump:

Silver medal. Golden smile.#CWG2022
Following the action from the Athletes Village ๐Ÿ‘€#TeamIndia cricketers, hockey players, and @SwimmerNiranjan watched long jumper Murali Sreeshankar clinch ๐Ÿฅˆ at @birminghamcg22 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘@BCCIWomen | @TheHockeyIndia | #B2022
It was a perfect jump but it was given wrong, Otherwise Murali Sreeshankar would have got the gold medal๐Ÿฅ‡ instead of the silver medal๐Ÿฅˆ#longjump #CWG2022
Murali Sreeshankar won the GOLD PERIOD #longjump
This photo is gonna be trending for sure tomorrow.WHAT A LEGEND !!!!INDIA IS PROUD OF YOU MAN FOR SUCH A LONGGGG FLY !!!๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅˆ #MuraliSreeshankar #longjump #msreeshankar #CWG2022 #CWG22
Boy that was one hell of a comeback..canโ€™t help watching the replays of the 8.08m effort from long jumper #MuraliSreeshankar. He showed he belongs to the top league, especially after the Tokyo Olympics debacle & the @afiindia subsequently asking him to stop training with his dad
Even after playing such dirty politics,they could not stop our Beast ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ Congrats Murali sreeshankar you make 1.4B people happy today, Also Congrats Yahia to gave his PB #CWG2022 #B2022 #longjump
#B2022, Athletics: It must be a Deja Vu for Murali Sreeshankar from #WCHOregon22.. It was not -1cm.. It was -0.01cm and the over dependence on technology is becoming laughable by the day.. To World Athletics, the fans deserve better..
national record holder Murali Sreeshankar is a CWG Long Jump Silver medallist with a best jump of 8.08m.#CommonwealthGames2022 #longjump
Since it's being decided by technology and not on human eyes so not much to argue but in naked eye this doesn't look foul to me. Murali Sreeshankar who is having average jumps so far got his best jump fouled ๐Ÿคฆ
Neeraj Chopra at Eugene in his 4th attempt, Murali Sreeshankar in Birmingham on his 5th. Indian athletes showing they can bring it on when it really matters on the big stage under pressure. Such good signs for Indian T&F fans and athletes!!
Full drama in the men's long jump final as a virtual millimeter ( officially -1 cm) denies Murali Sreeshankar a solid jump on the 4th attempt! Margins, margins.... #CWG2022โ€ฆ
Murali Sreeshankar with a massssiveee jump but been called a foul by 1 cm๐Ÿ˜ญ To the naked eye it didn't seem like a foul. Probably a mm ahead. Hard luck.
Historic!! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณMurali Sreeshankar wins Silver medal ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ The difference between Gold medal & silver medal ๐Ÿ‘‡#longjump #CWG2022
The Only That Could Have Stopped Murali Sreeshankar From Winning Gold Today Was Technology & Unfortunately It Did But Nevertheless, This Silver Medal Marks The Beginning Of Golden Era In #LongJump For @WeAreTeamIndia; JAI HIND! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ
This photo is gonna be trending for sure tomorrow.WHAT A LEGEND !!!!INDIA IS PROUD OF YOU MAN FOR SUCH A LONGGGG FLY !!!๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅˆ #MuraliSreeshankar #longjump #msreeshankar #CWG2022 #CWG22
Surely Murali Sreeshankar shouldn't have been defaulted for that jump. There was nothing ahead of the line ffs! What a farce! Would've easily been top 3! #Athletics #CWG2022
So near yet so far! Murali Sreeshankar you are a hero! Wins silver but loses gold by the barest of margins. If there's one athlete who's well and truly put tokyo (and gold coast) behind him, its Murali. Keep your head high, superstar:)#CWG2022#CWGindia2022 #MuraliSreeshankar

Also read: Neeraj Chopra congratulates CWG 2022 bronze medalist Tejaswin Shankar on his historic feat

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