M Sreeshankar, the talented long jumper, showcased his exceptional skills and determination at the ongoing National Athletics Championship in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, as he secured qualification for this year’s World Athletics Championship. The 24-year-old Malayali athlete achieved a remarkable leap of 8.41m, surpassing his previous personal best of 8.36m set last year.
Sreeshankar’s outstanding performance in the qualification round not only secured his spot at the prestigious World Athletics Championship but also exceeded the required qualification mark of 8.25m by a significant margin. His exceptional jump came on his very first attempt, highlighting his consistency and composure under pressure.
This achievement marks a significant milestone in Sreeshankar’s career, highlighting his remarkable progress as a long jumper. Having recently won a bronze medal at the Paris Diamond League, he continues to build on his success with consistent performances and a continuous improvement in his skills.
By surpassing the last Asian Games qualification mark of 7.95m, Sreeshankar further solidified his position as one of India’s top long jumpers. His exceptional leap of 8.41m not only exceeded the Asian Games benchmark but also places him in the elite league of Indian long jumpers who have breached the 8.4m mark.
The national record in men’s long jump for India currently stands at 8.42m, held by Jeswin Aldrin, who achieved this feat earlier this year. With Sreeshankar’s recent performance, he is inching closer to this national record, showcasing his immense potential and his ability to challenge long-standing achievements in the sport.