3 Best Performances Of Murali Sreeshankar Ahead Of Paris Olympics 2024

Murali Sreeshankar will represent India at the Paris Olympics 2024. He would be one of the most prominent Indian track and field athletes to participate in the Summer Games.

Murali Sreeshankar is an Indian athlete who competes in the long jump event. He created a national record of 8.36 metres set in 2022.

Sreeshankar comes from a sporting background. His father S. Murali is a former triple jump athlete and silver medalist at the South Asian Games.  His mother K. S. Bijimol has won a silver medal in 800 metres at the 1992 Asian Junior Athletics Championships. His sister Sreeparvathy is a heptathlete.

In March 2018, Sreeshankar cleared a 7.99 m jump at the Federation Cup in Patiala. He participated in the 2018 Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Gifu despite not having fully recovered from the illness and won bronze with a jump of 7.47 metres.

3 Best Performances Of Murali Sreeshankar Ahead Of Paris Olympics 2024

In September 2018, Sreeshankar broke the national record at the National Open Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar with a leap of 8.20 metres. It was also the world leading jump of the season among under-20 athletes., It made him the first Indian athlete to qualify for the 2019 World Athletics Championships  At the World Championships in Doha, Sreeshankar failed to qualify for the finals, achieving a best jump of 7.62m, with the qualification mark set at 8.15.

Sreeshankar qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by recording a jump of 8.26m, a new national record, at the Federation Cup in Patiala in March 2021. At the Olympics, he registered a jump of 7.69m in the qualifying round and failed to enter the final.

3 Best Performances Of Murali Sreeshankar Ahead Of Paris Olympics 2024

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At the 2022 World Athletics Championships, he qualified for the final round and finished seventh with a jump of 7.96 m. 

Murali Sreeshankar will now represent India at the Paris Olympics 2024. He would be one of the most prominent Indian track and field athletes to participate in the Summer Games.

Let us have a look a top three performances of Murali Sreeshankar as he sets out for Paris Olympics 2024.

2022 Commonwealth Games

At the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Sreeshankar won the silver medal with a jump of 8.08 metres and became the first male long jumper from India to win a silver medal at the Games.

2022 Asian Games

Sreeshankar won a silver medal at the 2022 Asian Games held in Hangzhou. He registered the best leap of 8.19m to finish second.

2023 Asian Athletics Championships

The athlete bagged a silver medal at the 2023 Asian Athletics Championships in Bangkok. He recorded an 8.37m jump to win the silver medal.

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