Indian athletes will formally contest Murali Sreeshankar's fourth leap in CWG 2022.

Murali Sreeshankar said he initially thought he had a good jump in his fourth attempt . Sreeshankar said he initially thought he had a good jump in his fourth attempt .

BIRMINGHAM, INDIA – The Indian athletics squad had publicly challenged the long jump judges' decision to foul Murali Sreeshankars fourth attempt, which he believed would have awarded him a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games.Sreeshankar, a silver medalist, said he initially thought he had a good jump in his fourth attempt, but that it was mistaken for a foul due to the new laser-based technology used in the Games.The decision was contested by the Athletics Federation of India (regarding the fourth jump).According to a source close to the case, Sreeshakar's father and a top AFI official arrived to see the video referee and other officials.

Sreeshankar expressed surprise at the fourth jump being branded a foul, according to Sreeshankar.I was surprised to learn that it was not a foul (fourth jump) because I never overstepped the foul board, but in a virtual chat, Sreeshankar (a pit-side official) told me the exact jumping position, movement of my foot as it was approaching the perpendicular plate.According to the national record holder (8.36 meters), it would not have been called a foul if it had been the previous system we had in previous years.Sreeshankar and the Bahamas' eventual gold medalist Laquan Nairn had the same best jumps at 8.08 meters.

If two jumpers are tied on the same distance, the one with the highest second-best effort will be ranked ahead.Following the approval of the World Athletics Council, the new system (which also governs the triple jump) took effect on November 1, 2021.A no-jump is called in the old manual procedure when an athlete is found to have touched the ground beyond the take-off line when taking off.To aid with such decisions, a plasticine board set at an angle of 45 degrees has long been used.

In a release in September 2020, World Athletics said it was said it would be more understandable and easier to assess.Toecaps were allowed to visibly broach the line without spotting plasticine on the back of the line at times.In the future, such incidents would become fouls and the plasticine board, if it is used, would be 90 degrees.