Doha, Sep 27 : India's World Athletics Championships started on a poor note on the opening day after long jumper athlete Sreeshankar Murali could not qualify for the final here on Friday.
The Indian athlete jumped 7.62m, while the qualification mark was set at 8.15. He jumped 7.52m and 7.62m while his third attempt was foul.
Cuba's Juan Miguel Echevarria jumped 8.40m taking him to final. India's current national record holder finished 22nd out of 27 jumpers.(UNI)