Indian long jumper Sreeshankar working on flaws, eyes competitions abroad before Games-Sports News , Novi Reporter

Indian lengthy jumper Sreeshankar engaged on flaws, eyes competitions overseas earlier than Video games-Sports activities Information , Novi Reporter

The 22-year-old Kerala athlete, who in March had certified for the Tokyo Video games by bettering his personal nationwide document with a leap of 8.26m through the Federation Cup Senior Nationwide Athletics Championships in Patiala.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian long jumper Sreeshankar working on flaws, eyes competitions abroad before Games

File picture of lengthy jumper M Sreeshankar. Reuters

Mumbai: Olympic-bound lengthy jumper Murali Sreeshankar on Saturday mentioned he was engaged on his flaws came upon through the Federation Cup and optimistic to participate in competitions overseas as soon as the present journey restrictions on Indians are eased.

The 22-year-old Kerala athlete, who in March had certified for the Tokyo Video games by bettering his personal nationwide document with a leap of 8.26m through the Federation Cup Senior Nationwide Athletics Championships in Patiala.

“Instantly after Federation Cup, we listed/identified all my drawbacks, within the sense what are the technicalities I’m lagging behind. We coordinated all the things and we’re engaged on that,” Sreeshankar mentioned at a digital press convention organized by Sports activities Authority of India.

“All the pieces is trying nice. Solely concern is since journey restrictions are imposed on Indian athletes, we’re not capable of compete and prepare overseas. It is a huge problem and I’ll face it and overcome it.”

He mentioned as soon as the journey restrictions are eased, he’s taking a look at participating in some competitions within the Asian circuit, if not in Europe.

“I’m optimistic about Europe, but when not Europe then there may be competitors within the Asian circuit as properly. I’m trying ahead (to) that earlier than competing within the Olympics Video games, mentioned the younger lengthy jumper.

Sreeshankar, who’s presently coaching together with his father, a former triple jumper, on the Authorities Medical School floor at Palakkad in Kerala, is optimistic of getting three to 4 competitions forward of Olympics.

“I’m hopeful of getting at-least three-four competitions forward of the Olympics, so that every one the fine-tuning course of takes place completely and prepare for the massive leap in Tokyo,” mentioned Sreeshankar, including that there aren’t any points regarding his food regimen too.

He mentioned that if he’s unable to participate in Asian or European competitions, he would take part in home occasions.

I’ll undoubtedly be competing in IGP-4 and Nationwide Inter-State (in June). If I leap in home circuit, it’s also an enormous assist for me. We have now an 8m jumper right here, two guys who’re 7.90m, so it’s a aggressive environment for me.

“My friends will likely be attempting to push me arduous, so I will likely be attempting to push them even tougher. However getting competitions within the worldwide circuit is a completely totally different scene. It’s one of the best ways to arrange for an enormous occasion just like the Olympics, he defined.

Requested what’s the lifelike mark for bagging a medal in Tokyo, he mentioned: “My goal is to leap between 8.35m and eight.40m, that is what lifelike distance my dad has discovered for me.

“I’m enhancing my efficiency components, the parameters are getting improved, every-time getting one-step nearer to that huge goal. We have now 60-65 days for the Olympics. I’ve acquired time to sharpen my expertise, offered I get good competitions.

The teenager expects “psychological stress” through the Olympics and he’s discovering out a technique to be at his finest in Tokyo.

“Psychological facet will likely be necessary, there will likely be psychological stress, however I’m discovering out a technique to carry out (properly). I’ve to be sturdy in psychological facet to be at (my) finest at Tokyo,” he mentioned.

Sreeshankar additionally mentioned he’s working with a psychologist offered by SAI.

“Issues are fairly powerful within the nation (as a consequence of COVID-19 pandemic). Inside my environment we now have misplaced three lives. I do know my duty in the direction of the nation as a sportsman, so that’s necessary for me.

“I’m dedicated 100% to fulfil that duty in the direction of my nation. So nothing is available in my thoughts once I take into consideration a medal for India on the Olympics,” signed off Sreeshankar, who has obtained his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

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