Major setback for Indian Athletics as Murali Sreeshankar misses Paris Olympics due to an injury


Murali Sreeshankar, the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games silver medallist has been a beacon of hope for Indian athletics. His journey, however, has been abruptly interrupted due to a knee injury, ruling him out of the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Sreeshankar’s rise in the world of athletics has been nothing short of meteoric. He made his mark at the 2023 Asian Athletics Championships in Bangkok, Thailand, where he registered an impressive 8.37m jump. This feat not only helped him clinch a silver medal but also qualified him for the Paris Olympics.

His performance at the Asian Games 2023 was equally commendable. Sreeshankar won a silver medal in the men’s long jump event, registering a best attempt of 8.19. These achievements set high expectations for his performance at the upcoming Paris Olympics.

Murali Sreeshankar’s injury

However, fate had other plans. During a training session, Sreeshankar suffered a knee injury. The severity of the injury necessitated surgery, ruling him out of the entire 2024 season. This unfortunate incident has not only dashed his Olympic dreams but also left a void in the Indian athletics contingent for the Paris Olympics.

Sreeshankar’s absence from the Olympics is a significant setback for Indian athletics. He was one of India’s strongest medal prospects, and his injury has undoubtedly dealt a blow to the country’s medal hopes.

In his statement, Sreeshankar displayed immense courage and positivity. He acknowledged the setback and expressed his resolve to overcome this challenge.

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