Anju Bobby George, the 2003 World Championship bronze medallist, is sure about Shaili Singh breaking her long-standing public record of 6.83 meters. The 17-year-old from Jhansi, who prepares in Bengaluru, can possibly win an Olympic decoration, Anju accepts.
On Sunday, Shaili, 17, won the silver decoration at the World U20 Championships in Nairobi with a leap of 6.59 meters (wind helped), completing behind European junior hero Maja Askag of Sweden by one centimeter. Her past best was 6.48 meters, however a breeze speed of 2.2 meters each second means her best leap on Sunday will not be entered in the record books however she completed second.”She can develop the public record. Our primary objective for Shaili is to help her completion on the platform at the Olympic Games, which is the most important thing. In the event that our student can win a decoration, I will consider it as my own,” Anju says.
Anju set the public standard at the 2004 Athens Olympics where she completed fifth.
Shali is tutored by Anju and instructed by her better half Robert Bobby George, an elite mentor with the Sports Authority of India (SAI).
Shaili went under Robert’s wings when she was 14, significantly sooner than Anju who was around 20 when Robert began instructing her. Getting formal instructing early implied Shaili didn’t get any specialized defects which are hard to right as one becomes more seasoned.
“I had the option to accomplish whatever I could in light of Robert. I had a taped leg and just a single kidney. So on the off chance that you take a gander at it, Shaili has incredible potential,” Anju adds.
A youthful Shaili might have gone unrecognized at a lesser title almost four years prior notwithstanding Robert looking past the medallists.Robert saw a flimsy long jumper completing external the award positions at the public junior games meet in Vijayawada. He neglected to catch her methodology on the runway, take-off and trip on his telephone. However, the 14-year-old from Jhansi stood apart in light of her slender muscle tone and solid will.
Robert didn’t remember her name in those days. At the point when he got back, he advised his significant other Anju to look out at the following contest.
Not exactly seven days after the fact, Anju was at the Inter-locale Junior Championships in Visakhapatnam. One glance at Shaili and she knew who her better half was discussing. Anju shot a video and sent it to Robert. A couple of months after the fact, Shaili, subsequent to being surveyed by specialists at SAI, was advancing toward Bengaluru where the couple are based.
Anju said she realized the young person could win worldwide decorations when she saw her in Visakhapatnam.
“She was a harsh jewel. To have the option to discover a competitor with potential is something significant. We knew whether we directed her, she would become showbiz royalty,” Anju says.
Shaili was likewise honored with quick jerk muscles which help a competitor produce unexpected explosions of energy and are great for runners and jumpers. “It is a direct result of her qualities that she has this muscle type,” Anju says.
A steely assurance and inspirational perspective, in spite of not winning a decoration, was noticeable when Anju watched her seize the age-bunch occasion.
“She was bouncing about 4.50 meters yet I could see her cutthroat soul. She was running ungracefully yet I thought she had potential. At the point when she began preparing with Robert, it was clear she was exceptionally brilliant when it came to getting specialized counsel. In the event that you disclosed to her something only a single time, she been able to promptly comprehend and follow it. Besides, she was prepared to take on the preparation plan without a second thought,” Anju says of Shaili, who is essential for the Target Olympic Podium Scheme bounces foundation.