India hasn’t been able to find Athletes who win medals in track and field events. Indian Boxers, Badminton players, Hockey players, Shooters, wrestlers have been able to give India scope to win medals but track and field events haven’t be a strong point for Indians.
P.T. Usha, Milkha Singh have been able to get close to winning medals in International competitions but no others came close. Recently, Neeraj Chopra won Gold in Javelin Throw and now, Murali Sreeshankar with an 8.00m long jump qualified to finals or medal round at World Championships.
If he manages to repeat his performance and improve, he might win a medal for India at world championships which will be helpful in Olympic preparations. In 3000m steeplechase event, Avinash Sable qualified to the final round as well.