NEW DELHI: With roughly two months to go for Tokyo Olympic Games, India's national record holder in men's long jump Murali Sreeshankar expressed disappointment at missing out on international exposure trips due to the ongoing pandemic. "I had qualified for Olympics in March. To polish my competitive skills, there was a plan to compete in 2-3 international competitions in May, but I couldn't travel abroad due to travel restrictions. Lack of good competitions is not the best kind of preparation," said the 22-year-old on Saturday during an online media interaction.
Earlier in March, during the Federation Cup Athletics Championships in Patiala, Sreeshankar improved his national record to 8.26 metres which was better than the Tokyo Olympic qualification mark of 8.22m. His previous record was 8.20m set in 2018. IANS