In a celebration of athletic excellence, Olympian M. Sreeshankar has been honored with the prestigious 35th Jimmy George Foundation Award for emerging as the best sportsperson of Kerala. This recognition comes as a testament to Sreeshankar’s outstanding achievements, including securing the long jump silver medal in both the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.
M. Sreeshankar’s triumph in being named the best sportsperson of Kerala in the 35th Jimmy George Foundation Award is a testament to his dedication, skill, and consistent excellence in the field of athletics. As he adds this prestigious accolade to his list of achievements, it not only recognizes his personal success but also serves as an inspiration for aspiring athletes across the state and the nation.
About the Award
The Jimmy George Foundation Award, now in its 35th edition, is a distinguished accolade in Kerala’s sporting community. The award comprises a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh and a plaque, symbolizing the recognition of exceptional contributions to the field of sports. The award committee, headed by Jose George and including Jimmy George’s brothers Robert Bobby, Sebastian, Stanley, and Olympian Anju Bobby George, played a crucial role in selecting the deserving recipient.
Sreeshankar’s Remarkable Achievements
M. Sreeshankar, currently ranked No. 4 in the World long jump list, has had a stellar year in athletics. His notable accomplishments include clinching silver medals at the Asian Games in China and the Asian Championships in Thailand. Additionally, he secured a bronze at the Paris Diamond League, showcasing his consistent and commendable performance throughout the year.
In 2022, Sreeshankar added to his accolades by winning the silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in Britain. His remarkable journey continued with a commendable seventh-place finish in the World Championships in the USA the previous year.
Recognition and Presentation
The Jimmy George Foundation Award acknowledges not only Sreeshankar’s individual accomplishments but also his contributions to elevating the profile of Kerala in the realm of sports. The award ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Jimmy George Sports Academy in Peravoor, Kannur, on December 22, adding to the significance of the occasion.