Commonwealth Games 2022 Silver Medalist Shreeshankar Murali Lifestyle Family Background Career Studies
Shreeshankar Murali Wins Silver at CWG 2022: In the ongoing...
Shreeshankar Murali Wins Silver at CWG 2022: In the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, India’s 23-year-old Sreeshankar Murali won silver on Thursday. He won this medal in the long jump event. By the way, Sreeshankar was the only contender for Murali Gold. He jumped 8.08 meters equal to the gold medal winner Lakan Nairan, but he covered this distance in the fifth attempt and Lakan touched this figure in the second attempt itself. This was the reason that Sreeshankar missed the gold from very close. However, despite this, Sreeshankar managed to create history here. In fact, his medal is only India’s second medal in the men’s long jump in the history of the Commonwealth Games. Before him, only Suresh Babu had won bronze in 1978.
Sreeshankar Murali is India’s new hope in the long jump. Recently, he also made it to the finals in the World Athletics Championships. He was the first Indian male player to do so. Sreeshankar Murali has got these successes because of his lifestyle, dedication and consistency. Family support has also been a big reason behind this.
Originally from Palakkad district of Kerala, the entire family of Sreeshankar is associated with athletics. His father Murali Ekos Bijmol has won a bronze medal for India in the South Asian Games and mother KS Bijmol won a silver medal in the 800 meters race of the Asian Junior Athletics Championships in 1992. His sister Sriparvati is also a player of Heptalon. Sreeshankar Murali’s father is also his coach. Under his supervision, today he has become a silver medalist of the Commonwealth.
At a very young age, Sreeshankar’s father used to take him to the field for practice. He used to practice different events of athletics along with running. He has been the champion of 50m and 100m race in the state under-10 championship. At the age of 13, he decided to make a career in the triple jump instead of running and then gradually he came to the long jump.
Murali Ekos Bijmol was very focused on his son’s career. He neither allowed Sreeshankar to listen to music during training, nor did he like any other kind of time-wasting activity. After completing 18 years of age, Sreeshankar got permission to join social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. Even today TV does not work in his house after 11 o’clock.
Sreeshankar Murali’s father paid full attention to his studies along with sports. This was the reason that Sreeshankar scored 95% in the 10th and 12th exams. Sreeshankar Murali has also cleared NEET. He stood second in his state from the sports quota. He was also getting a medical seat with NEET scores but he opted for BSc Maths so that he could focus on sports.
Sreeshankar also avoids smoke and alcohol to stay physically fit for the game. He does not attend any such party with his friends where all these things happen. Even if he himself throws a party, there is fruit juice instead of alcohol.
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