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Murali Sreeshankar finishes third at prestigious Diamond League Meet in Paris

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Ace  Indian long jumper Murali Sreeshankar secured a creditable third place in the Paris Diamond League with a jump of 8.09m, in his maiden podium finish in the prestigious one-day meeting series in Paris.

Commonwealth Games silver medallist Sreeshankar achieved his best jump of the day in his third attempt.

Sreeshankar also became the only third Indian to finish in the top three of a Diamond League after Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and former discus thrower Vikas Gowda.

Olympic Champion Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece and Simon Ehammer of Switzerland finished ahead of Sreeshankar with jumps of 8.13m and 8.11m respectively. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur have congratulated Indian long jumper Murali Sreeshankar for his rare feat.

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