The long jumper has secured a silver medal in the ongoing CWG 2022 in Birmingham!

Who is silver medallist long jumper Murali Sreeshankar? 

The 23-year-old jumped 8.08m in his 5th and penultimate attempt in the final, which won him the silver.

5th attempt happiness

Sreeshankar's genes has athletics written in them. His mother is a former 800m runner, and his father Murali is also his coach

Family of athletes

There is a strict 'no TV after 11 rule', and he also joined Facebook and WhatsApp after turning 18 and Instagram
much later 

Strict lifestyle

Sreeshankar carries his study materials wherever he goes to compete. Murali proudly lists out his scores in 10th and 12th grade, all above the 95% mark.

Studies a priority

Back in 2018, 19-year-old Sreeshankar missed the trip to Australia for CWG after suffering a ruptured appendix weeks before the Games 

Gold Coast misery

Fourth medallist in long jump for India after Suresh Babu (bronze) in 1978, Prajusha Maliakkal (silver) in 2010 and Anju Bobby George (bronze) in 2002.

Joins this elite list

Sreeshankar was unable to qualify for the final at the Tokyo Olympics and finished seventh at the 2022 World Athletics Championships

Tokyo/WAC disappointment

"Next time, I want to win Gold. I have one unfulfilled dream. I was hoping to win a medal at the World Championships as well," Sreeshankar said.

His future aspirations

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