Long jumper Shaili Singh bags silver at Under-20 World Athletics Championship, does Jhansi proud

Jhansi: Jhansi’s daughter Shaili Singh not only won the medal through long jump, but also touched heights in her domain. She has wowed Jhansi’s talent in the world by securing a silver medal in the Under-20 World Athletics Championship.

As soon as the news of Shaili Singh winning the silver medal came in Jhansi, there was a jubilant mood among people. The people here are now waiting for the daughter to return home. Simultaneously, preparations are being made for a grand welcome of Shaili Singh. Parichha a small village located about 20 km from the Jhansi headquarters, is where she grew up.

Shaili Singh, who was a very talented player from the beginning, made her debut in 2016 at the Dhyan Chand Stadium in Jhansi. From the very beginning of the practice here, Shaili showed strong skills by performing brilliantly.

After this, the training of Shaili started under World Champion Anju Bobby George at the Academy in Bangalore. She reached the Under-20 World Athletics Championships in Nairobi, winning several championships. Shaili Singh dominated from the beginning and on the strength of her talent managed to make it to the finals. In the final, Shaili Singh gave the country a silver medal with a jump of 6.59 meters.

There is an atmosphere of happiness in the whole of Jhansi on this achievement. Not only sportspersons and sports lovers, but the entire Jhansi is proud. Now everyone is waiting for the return of their daughter. On arrival in Jhansi, preparations are being made for the grand welcome.

Arjun Singh, secretary of the District Athletics Association, said that infinite potential has come in the open. Her morale got very high after winning the silver medal in the World Championship. Shaili’s next preparation is to win a medal in the upcoming Olympics.

Happiness of Shaili’s maternal grandmother Meera Devi, uncle  Hemant, and other relatives like Brijesh Singh knew no bounds in Parichha village. They said as soon as they came to know about the silver medal in Shaili’s World Championship, everyone in the house got tears in their eyes.

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