Shaili Singh Aims High, Sets Sights on Breaking Mentor Anju Bobby George’s National Long Jump Record This Year
Shaili Singh Aims to Surpass Mentor Anju Bobby George’s Longstanding National Long Jump Record This Year
In an impressive display of talent and determination, 19-year-old Shaili Singh, India’s top woman long jumper, is eyeing the national record set by her mentor, Anju Bobby George. With just a 7cm gap between them, Singh believes she has what it takes to break the record this year.
During the National Inter-State Athletics Championship in Bhubaneswar, Singh secured her spot in the final round with a jump of 6.27m, placing her behind Kerala jumpers Ancy Sojan and Nayana James. Sojan even surpassed the Asian Games mark with an impressive effort of 6.49m.
Although Singh faced a setback due to an injury earlier in the year, she remains determined and confident in her abilities. With a personal best of 6.76m in April and another notable jump of 6.65m at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Japan, she has already surpassed the Asian Games qualifying mark.
Acknowledging the challenging conditions at the Kalinga Stadium, Singh remains focused on her goal. Under the guidance of Anju Bobby George’s husband, Robert, who is also a high-performance coach with the Sports Authority of India, she continues to train at the Anju Bobby George Sports Foundation in Bengaluru.
With the support of her mentor and the belief in her own capabilities, Shaili Singh is poised to make a significant mark in Indian long jump history by surpassing Anju Bobby George’s longstanding national record. All eyes are on this young talent as she prepares to make her mark in the final and strive for greatness.
Shaili Singh, India’s rising star in long jump, is making waves in the athletic world with her remarkable performances. At just 19 years old and only two years into the senior circuit, she has already established herself as the country’s top woman long jumper. Now, she has set her sights on a lofty goal – breaking the national record set by her mentor, Anju Bobby George.
Anju Bobby George, a legendary athlete herself, has held the national long jump record of 6.83m for an impressive 19 years. However, Singh’s recent jump of 6.76m in April puts her tantalizingly close to surpassing that mark. With the support and encouragement of her mentor, Singh is filled with determination to achieve this feat and etch her name in Indian athletics history.
During the National Inter-State Athletics Championship in Bhubaneswar, Singh showcased her talent by securing a place in the final round with a jump of 6.27m. Though she finished behind Kerala jumpers Ancy Sojan and Nayana James, who produced impressive jumps of 6.49m and 6.31m respectively, Singh remains focused on her own performance and goal.
Facing a minor setback earlier in the year due to an injury, Singh is now fully committed to regaining her fitness and pushing herself to new heights. With her recent jump of 6.76m, she has already surpassed the Asian Games qualifying mark and demonstrated her potential on the international stage.
Training under the guidance of Anju Bobby George’s husband, Robert, who is a high-performance coach with the Sports Authority of India, Singh has access to expert guidance and support. She hones her skills at the Anju Bobby George Sports Foundation in Bengaluru, where she receives the necessary training to compete at the highest level.
Singh’s unwavering determination and belief in her abilities fuel her pursuit of breaking Anju Bobby George’s record. She acknowledges the challenging conditions at the Kalinga Stadium but remains resolute in her commitment to outdo her previous performances. Singh is focused on surpassing her personal best and exceeding the 6.76m mark she achieved in Bangalore earlier this year.
As the anticipation builds and the final approaches, all eyes are on Shaili Singh. With her mentor Anju Bobby George’s unwavering support and belief in her potential, Singh is poised to make a significant impact in Indian athletics. The stage is set for her to showcase her exceptional talent and create history by breaking the longstanding national long jump record.