Meet the rising star, Shaili Singh, born on January 7, of the year 2004, a dynamic Indian athlete who’s making waves in the world of the long jump. With a string of impressive victories, she’s claimed the title of Junior Indian National Long Jump Champion in various age groups.
What’s even more remarkable is her global recognition, ranking among the world’s top 20 long jumpers in the Under-18 category.
But that’s not all—Shaili holds the national record for long jump in the Under-18 category, a testament to her incredible talent and dedication. Guided by the legendary Indian long jumper, Anju Bobby George, and her husband, Robert Bobby George, Shaili’s journey promises to inspire the next generation of athletes.
Personal life and background
Hailing from Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India, the remarkable Shaili Singh was born on January 7, of the year 2004. Her life’s journey is a testament to resilience and determination, growing up under the loving care of her mother, Vinita Singh, who single-handedly raised Shaili and her two siblings while working as a small-time entrepreneur.
At just 14 years old, Shaili embarked on a life-changing adventure, moving to Bangalore to join the Anju Bobby George Sports Foundation. Under the watchful eyes and guidance of the renowned athletic duo, Anju Bobby George and her husband, Robert Bobby George, Shaili began her training, setting her on a path toward athletic greatness. Her story is a shining example of pursuing dreams against all odds.
Shaili Singh’s journey to greatness has been studded with remarkable achievements. In 2018, at the Junior National Athletics Championship in Ranchi, she made her mark by not only claiming the gold medal in the U-16 long jump category but also smashing the national record with a jaw-dropping 5.94-meter leap.
2019 saw Shaili scaling even greater heights. At the Junior National Athletics competition in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, she outdid herself, extending her own record in the Under-18 category with a phenomenal 6.15-meter jump, securing yet another gold.
Her performance was so outstanding that it earned her a ticket to the prestigious IAAF Under-20 Championship in 2020.
India’s Minister of Sports, Kiren Rijiju, couldn’t help but applaud her achievements, sending out a congratulatory tweet. Shaili’s momentum didn’t waver, and in June 2021, at the senior athletic championships (National Interstate) in Patiala, she leaped to a new U20 record of 6.48 meters, clinching another victory in the long jump event, all while still being a junior.
However, the pinnacle of her achievements came at the 2021 World Athletic U20 Championships, where she soared to a silver medal with an incredible 6.59-meter jump, etching her name in the annals of international athletics.
Shaili Singh is undoubtedly a rising star in the world of the long jump, inspiring us all with her exceptional talent and unwavering spirit.
- Won the Gold medal in the Under 16 long jump category at the National Junior Athletics Championship Ranchi in the year 2018.
- Won the Gold medal in the Under 18 category at the National Junior Athletics Championship in the year 2019 at Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
- Won the Silver medal in the long jump at the Under 20 World Athletics Championship in Nairobi in the year 2021.
- Won the silver medal in the open category at the National Games of the year 2022 held at Gujarat
- Won the Gold medal in the long jump category at National Open Athletics held at Bangalore in the month of October of the year 2022 – First Gold Medal at senior level.
Full Name: Shaili Singh
Date of Birth: 7 January 2004
Age: 19 Years
Place of Birth: Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Sport: Long Jump