P. R. Sreejesh is an Indian professional hockey player positioned as a goalkeeper in the national team. He is the recipient of the prestigious Arjuna Award (2015) and the Padma Shri (2017).During his childhood, P. R. Sreejesh was fond of playing sports whether it be long jump, volleyball, or sprinting. When he was 12 his parents enrolled him at GV Raja Sports School in Thiruvananthapuram, a school where Sreejesh could get more exposure to sports. P. R. Sreejeshs childhood picture.Sreejeshs couch at GV Raja Sports School suggested him to take up hockey as his professional sport but Sreejesh was not impressed with his idea then. Talking about choosing hockey, P. R. Sreejesh, in an interview, said, Hockey was the last resort. Growing up, I was on the heavier side. I had tried shot put but I didnt have the power. I didnt have the athleticism to be good in basketball and volleyball, but being a hockey goalkeeper suited my physique. Surprisingly, I was rather good at it..
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