Murali Sreeshankar Biography, Wiki, Age, Long Jump, Height, and More.

Who is Murali Sreeshankar?

Murali Sreeshankar is an Indian Athlete, known for his long jump. In 2021, he set a national record with a jump of 8.26 m. We also know him as M. Sreeshankar.

Murali Sreeshankar Biography

Murali Sreeshankar
Murali Sreeshankar
Full NameMurali
Sreeshankar
NicknameM. Sreeshankar
Born27 March 1999 
Place of
Birth
Palakkad,
Kerala, India
Birthday27 March
Age 22 Years ( as of
March 2021 )
Occupation
/Profession
Indian Athlete
Zodiac
Sign 
Aries
CategoryLong Jump
NationalityIndian
ReligionHinduism

Physical Appearance

Height
( approx )
Not Known
Weight
( approx )
70 to 75 Kg
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack

Murali Sreeshankar Family

FatherS. Murali
( Athlete )
MotherK.S. Bijimol
( Runner )
SisterSreeparvathy
( Heptathlete )
BrotherN/A
Wife/
Spouse
N/A
Marital
Status
Unmarried

Murali Sreeshankar Education

SchoolKendriya
Vidyalaya
CollegeGovernment
Victoria College
Educational
Qualification
Graduate
( Maths, B.Sc.  )

Career 

CoachS. Murali
EventLong Jump
Personal
Best
( National
Record ) 
8.26 m
( 2021 )
Murali
Sreeshankar
long jump
8.26 m
( 2021 )
Medal Bronze ( for
long jump
in 2018 )

Murali Social Presence

Facebook N/A
TwitterN/A
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Personal Life

Sreeshankar was born on 27 March 1999 in Palakkad, Kerala. He was state-level under-10 champion in 50m and 100m. But later he left sprinting at the age of 13 and came to the long jump. 

He is coached by his father S. Murali, who was a former triple jump athlete and has been a silver medalist at the South Asian Games. 1992 Asian Junior Athletics Championships His mother, K.S. Bijimol had won the silver medal in the 800 meters. His sister Sreeparvathy is a Heptathlete.

Sreeshankar is also part of the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) run by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

Career 

In March 2018, he made a 7.99 m jump in the Federation Cup. He was also named in the 2018 Commonwealth Games but withdrew his name as he was admitted to the hospital for appendicitis surgery.

Two months later, he won the 2018 Junior Junior Athletics Competition Bronze medal, with a jump of 7.47 m. At the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, he finished sixth in the finals with a jump of 7.95 meters.

In the National Open Athletics Championships, he broke the national record with a jump of 8.20 meters. He became the first Indian to qualify for the 2019 World Athletics Championship.

In 2021, Sreeshankar qualifies for Olympics. Sreeshankar has qualified for Tokyo 2020 with a national record jump of 8.26m at the Federation Cup. He surpassed his own record of 8.20m and the Olympic qualifying mark of 8.22m. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What was M. Sreeshankar’s best Long Jump?

8.26 m ( in 2021 )

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