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

BIRMINGHAM: The Indian athletics contingent had officially challenged the choice of the lengthy jump 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 an enormous legitimate jump in his fourth try however it was adjudged a foul underneath the brand new laser-based know-how used within the Games.
“The Athletics Federation of India had challenged the decision (regarding the fourth jump). Sreeshakar’s father and a top AFI official went to see the video referee and other officials were there,” a supply aware of the event advised PTI.
“But they (AFI officials) were fully satisfied that the jump was a foul.”
Sreeshankar had stated he was shocked that the fourth jump was known as a foul.
“I was very surprised, you can’t call it (fourth jump) a foul because I never overstepped the foul board but she (pit-side official) explained to me the exact jumping position, movement of my foot which was crossing the perpendicular plate,” Sreeshankar stated in a digital interplay.
“If it was the previous system which we had in past years, it would not have been called a foul,” stated the nationwide report 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.
Under guidelines, if two jumpers are tied on the identical distance, the one who has a greater second finest effort might be ranked forward.
The new system (which additionally governs triple jump) got here into drive on November 1, 2021 after the World Athletics Council gave its approval.
In the outdated handbook system, a no-jump is named if an athlete is judged, whereas taking off, to have touched the bottom past the take-off line.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 selections.
“Under the new Technical Rule, it will be a failure on take-off if any part of the take-off shoe or foot breaks the vertical plane of the take-off line. It was felt that this would be more understandable and simpler to judge,” World Athletics had stated in a launch in September 2020.
“The old rule occasionally allowed toecaps to visibly broach the line without marking plasticine. In the future, such moments are to be fouls and the plasticine board, if used, is to be set at 90°.”