26 Aug 2021
Long jumper Shaili Singh won the silver medal at the U-20 World Athletics Championships in Nairobi yesterday. She missed Gold medal by a mere 1 centimetre. Shaili’s personal best effort of 6.59 metre was not enough for Gold as Sweden’s reigning European junior champion Maja Askag managed 6.60 metre for the top spot on the final day of the championships.
Shaili Singh is trained by veteran long jumper Anju Bobby George and her husband Robert Bobby George. Sports Minister Anurag Thakur has congratulated Shaili Singh on winning the Silver medal at World Athletics Under-20 Championships in Nairobi.
In a tweet, Mr Thakur said, a personal best, she registered a jump of 6.59 metres in the long jump event final. He said, Shaili trains under Robert Bobby, the husband of Indian veteran Anju Bobby George, at the Sports Authority of India National Centres of Excellence, Bangalore.