Sreeshankar Long Jumper waiting to qualify for Tokyo Olympics


Last month, Sreeshankar was at NIS Patiala. However, his Indian Grand Pix tournament canceled last month on government orders. It is painful for Murali Sreeshankar that he is unable to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics event.

The event organized without spectators on March 20, 2020. Murali prepared for the long jump performance in the tournament.

Still, Indians affected by the coronavirus pandemic. In March 2020, 400 people found positive from the virus.

Sreeshankar practicing hard to secure his place in the Tokyo Games

Suddenly, the central government announced the lockdown in the nation. All the institutions, companies, and schools closed down. Then, the sports events canceled in India.

Still, Sreeshankar lost the golden chance to get the Olympics qualifying ticket. He came from Kerala to Patiala for the Grand Pix match. On the other hand, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has canceled.

The whole world infected with the coronavirus disease. Apart from that, Murali is lucky that he reached his hometown Palakkad, Kerala, before the lockdown imposed.

Sreeshankar practicing hard to secure his place in the Tokyo Games
Sreeshankar practicing hard to secure his place in the Tokyo Games

The whole season to qualify for the Olympics is over. As per the rules, it is not easy to be eligible for the Olympics. The Kerala Youngster never touched the qualifying mark 8.22 meters in the long jump for the Tokyo games.

He gave his best shot of 8.20 meters in the National Open (2018) held in the Bhubaneswar City. Moreover, he is preparing for the Federation Cup to secure his place in the Olympics.

Mr. Murali is doing his practice at home and following the rules of his coach too. While in the lockdown, he is watching Netflix movies and reading the books of his graduation.

He is the final year BSC honors student in the Government Victoria College in Palakkad. Still, he is worried about the worst condition in the world. There is no vaccine found of the deadly virus.

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