Murali Sreeshankar, CWG 2022: "Patience is the key, and we have to trust our approach"

Kerala long jumper Murali Sreeshankar won a silver medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games . The 23-year-old long jumper from Palakkad, Kerala, jumped 8.08 meters at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham .

BIRMINGHAM, Mass.— Murali Sreeshankar, a long jumper from Palakkad, Kerala, won a silver medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games by leaping 8.08 meters at the Alexander Stadium here.In an exclusive interview, the 23-year-old discussed the case.Excerpts from the book Happy with the silver, or was it a missed gold?

But I will continue to work hard.I want to win gold next time.I have one unfulfilled dream.I was aiming for a medal at the world championships as well.

I am gratified to have won a medal for the country here in Birmingham.This medal at a global meet was a long time coming, wasn't it?Yes, I've been waiting for a medal (at a global meet) for a long time.I was seventh at World Indoor and World Outdoor, sixth at World Juniors, fourth at Asian Indoors, and sixth at Asian Games.I was finishing sixth or seventh every time I scored, so I am very proud of my silver medal.

This is just a step toward my big dream of the 2024 Paris Olympics, and I'm working towards it.