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Krishna Jayasankar: Teenage discus thrower aiming for a berth at the U-20 Athletics Championships

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Krishna Jayasankar, the teenage discus thrower is one of the budding talents of the sport. She is very eager to qualify for the Under-20 Athletics Championships next year.

Krishna Jayasankar is eyeing for the qualification

The eighteen-year-old discus thrower was recently summoned by Throwers ‘R’ the US which is a throws club, based in Kingston, Jamaica.

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She was invited by the club in order to train for the upcoming World U-20 Athletics Championships in Nairobi in Kenya.

Her parents, Jayasankar Menon and Prasanna Jayasanker are former hoopsters. They are concern about their daughter as she would have to travel a long way to a different country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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But, amid the difficult situation, they are trying the best way possible to make sure that their daughter does not face any trouble during the journey and reaches the destination of Kingston by early December.

Jayasankar told that it is not possible to get the Jamaican visa before January next year as the Jamaican embassy in New Delhi is closed due to the pandemic.

To avoid losing the crucial time of training, they will be applying for the U.K visa for travelling. She would be able to train for seven to eight months at the club in Kingston. The eighteen-year-old will also take part in the meets conducted by the official body.

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On qualification for the Championships, Jayasankar said, “We believe that she can achieve the World Qualification mark of 49m in Kingston itself. Sitting idle here will only hamper her preparations.”

Krishna Jayasankar is confident about her efforts

Michael Vassell, who is a World Level-3 elite coach also believes that his ward would qualify for the upcoming huge event.

She is currently practicing at Nehru Park with Mr R. Raghu and fitness training with Mr Oomman Thomas for the last few months. Her best has been 43.59m that earned her a bronze medal in U-18 Nationals in 2019.

She said, “I am throwing 46.54m in practice. I am confident I can qualify for the Worlds.”

The event is set to take place from August 17 to 22 in 2021 in Nairobi, Kenya

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