SINGH Shaili

7 Jan 2004

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
ATH Athletics Women's Long Jump 5


Start Time Location Event Status
Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium

Biographical Information


World Championships
QualificationWomen's Long Jump2023Budapest, HUN6.40
Asian Championships
2Women's Long Jump2023Bangkok, THA6.54
English, Hindi
Anju Bobby Sports Foundation [Bengaluru, IND]
Robert Bobby George [club], IND
In 2022 she was dealing with a back injury. (, 22 May 2023)

A toe fracture caused her to miss the 2022 World U20 Championships in Cali, Colombia. (, 21 Jul 2022)

She sustained a hip injury at the 2021 World U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya. She resumed jumping in April 2022. (, 25 May 2022)
She took up athletics at school. She began training at the Anju Bobby Sports Foundation in Bengaluru, India, in 2018. (, 23 Aug 2021; The Bridge Facebook page, 28 Jun 2021;, 25 Jan 2019)
She was inspired after seeing her peers competing in races at school. Her talent was later spotted by coaches Robert Bobby George and Anju Bobby George at junior national competitions. (, 23 Aug 2021;, 08 Mar 2020)
To compete at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China, and to win a medal at the Olympic Games. (, 22 May 2023)
She trains at the Sports Authority of India [SAI] facility in Bengaluru. (, 17 Mar 2022)
Her mother. (, 23 Aug 2021)
"I began my journey with the bare minimum only to realise that I didn't need the right gear to succeed, I just needed the right mindset." (Instagram profile, 24 Nov 2021)

Additional Information

Ahead of the 19th asian games in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China, she made a poster that read 'Hangzhou 2022' and placed it above the door of her bedroom in Bengaluru, India. "Last year [2022] I had wanted to qualify for the Commonwealth Games but because of my injury I wasn't at my best physically. Because of that the Asian Games are very important for me. I painted that poster last year. I want that to be the first thing I see when I wake up in the morning, so I am really focused. This year [2023], I have been able to prepare a lot better. I have built myself up very well. I'm physically stronger, but I think I am also mentally much tougher." (, 22 May 2023)

She was raised by a single mother, Vinita, who was working as a tailor. Early in her athletics career she would train barefoot. "Forget spikes, we could not even afford a pair of normal running shoes. I saw the boys in my school competing in races and thought, 'If they can, why can't I?' I started running barefoot and would often return home with blisters on my feet. My mother would weep at the sight. My mother read in the newspaper that a selection trial was being held and told me to participate if I was keen. She knew that I was interested in sports, so she always backed me." (, 23 Aug 2021)

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