Born to former National Level Track and Field Athletes and Trained by the Best
Sreeshankar Murali’s first appearance at the Asian Games recently was the highest level at which he had competed after his sixth-place at the junior World Athletics Championships in July. All eyes were on the 19-year-old jumper from Coimbatore to see if he could live up to the hype and earn a place in India’s next big athletics hopefuls club, joining Neeraj Chopra, Hima Das and Tejaswin Shankar.
After being in bronze medal contention for the initial rounds, Sreeshankar eventually finished sixth with a best attempt of 7.95m. “I’ll be back!” he said looking into the camera after his final attempt was declared a foul. And a few weeks later, he has broken the national record with a 8-plus jump.
National Record Jump By 19 Year Old. This jump of 8.20m is U20’s leading jump of 2018 in the world. Long way to go for the Kerala boy.
New National Record.Sreeshankar, 19 years Old, set new National Record in Long Jump with 8.20m jump at 58th National Open Athletics Championship, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.#india #indianjumper #indian #IndianSports #athletes #athleticsindia #athletics #jumper #Indianjumper #longjump #kerala #tamilnadu #karnataka #indianathletics #bhubaneswar #nationalchampionship #SportsBeatsIndia
Posted by Sportsbeatsindia on Thursday, 27 September 2018
After comprehensively winning the Federation Cup with a personal best of 7.99 metres, Sreeshankar should have made his bow at Gold Coast. However, an error by the federation in registration and a bout of appendicitis later put paid to his hopes of participating at Gold Coast. Trained by Anju Bobby George, Sreeshankar was born to former triple jumper and runner S Murali and former 800 metre runner K Bijimol, both national-level athletes.
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