Avinash Sable qualified for the final of the men’s 3000m steeplechase event after finishing third in his heat at the 2022 World Athletics Championships. The runner from Beed clocked in 8:18.75 in heat 3 to automatically qualify for the final.
Sable’s 8:18.75 saw him finish seventh overall with Morocco’s Soufiane El Bakkali topping the qualifiers with a time of 8:16.65.
M Sreeshankar became the first Indian man to qualify for the long jump final while Jeswin Aldrin and Muhammed Anees Yahiya missed out.
With only Tokyo Olympics finallist Yuki Hashioka (8.18m) and USA’s Marquis Dendy (8.16m) jumping over the qualifying mark of 8.15m, Sreeshankar’s second jump of 8m saw him qualify as the seventh-best jumper.
Tokyo Olympic champion Miltiadis Tentoglou and Tokyo finalist Eusebio Caceres qualified for the finals with identical jumps of 8.03m.
2021 Diamond League final winner Thobias Montler (8.10m) and 2021 European U23 champion Simon Ehammer (8.09m) were the other jumpers who breached the 8m mark.
The men’s long jump final will take place at 6.50am IST on July 17 while the men’s 3000m steeplechase final will get underway at 7.50am IST on July 19.
Men's long jump qualifiers
In the men’s 20km race walking final, Sandeep Kumar finished 40th with a time of 1hr 31min 58sec. In the women’s event, Priyanka Goswami finished 34th with a time of 1hr 39min 42sec.
Tajinderpal Singh Toor pulled out of the shot put qualifiers after going through his practice throws.
The groin injury he suffered is set to rule him out of Birmingham 2022 as well.
“No, I will not be able to take part in the Commonwealth Games because of this groin injury. It’s a hard time for me,” Toor told PTI from Eugene. “I had pulled my groin muscle four days ago while at Chula Vista and it greatly affected my performance. I will do rehab, work hard and come back stronger in future competitions.”
|Avinash Sable||Men's 3000m Steeplechase||July 19: 07.50am|
|M Sreeshankar||Men's Long Jump||July 17: 06.50am|
Here’s a look at the start list for the men’s long jump final:
The World Athletics Championships – Oregon 2022 will be broadcast live in India on SONY TEN 2 and SONY SIX and will be streamed online on Sony LIV.