CWG 2022: Indian athletics contingent officially challenges Murali Sreeshankar’s 4th jump | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India


BIRMINGHAM: The Indian athletics contingent had formally challenged the choice of the lengthy leap judges to foul Murali Sreeshankar‘s fourth try which he thought would have given him a gold within the Commonwealth Games.
Silver medallist Sreeshankar had stated he initially thought he had a giant legitimate leap in his fourth try nevertheless it was adjudged a foul beneath the brand new laser-based expertise used within the Video games.
“The Athletics Federation of India had challenged the choice (relating to the fourth leap). Sreeshakar’s father and a prime AFI official went to see the video referee and different officers had been there,” a supply aware about the event instructed PTI.
“However they (AFI officers) had been totally happy that the leap was a foul.”
Sreeshankar had stated he was stunned that the fourth leap was known as a foul.
“I used to be very stunned, you’ll be able to’t name it (fourth leap) a foul as a result of I by no means overstepped the foul board however she (pit-side official) defined to me the precise leaping place, motion of my foot which was crossing the perpendicular plate,” Sreeshankar stated in a digital interplay.
“If it was the earlier system which we had in previous years, it might not have been known as a foul,” stated the nationwide document holder (8.36m).
Sreeshankar and eventual gold winner Laquan Nairn of Bahamas had an identical finest jumps of 8.08m. Nairn was adjudged gold winner as his second finest of seven.98m was higher than 7.84m of Sreeshankar.
Underneath guidelines, if two jumpers are tied on the identical distance, the one who has a greater second finest effort will likely be ranked forward.
The brand new system (which additionally governs triple leap) got here into power on November 1, 2021 after the World Athletics Council gave its approval.
Within the outdated handbook system, a no-jump is named if an athlete is judged, whereas taking off, to have touched the bottom past the take-off line. A plasticine board set at an angle of 45 diploma has been lengthy used to help with such choices.
“Underneath the brand new Technical Rule, it will likely be a failure on take-off if any a part of the take-off shoe or foot breaks the vertical airplane of the take-off line. It was felt that this is able to be extra comprehensible and less complicated to guage,” World Athletics had stated in a launch in September 2020.
“The outdated rule sometimes allowed toecaps to visibly broach the road with out marking plasticine. Sooner or later, such moments are to be fouls and the plasticine board, if used, is to be set at 90°.”


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