Jeeva Gopal
Country India
Date of Birth 1995-04-21
Age 22 years
Birth Place India
Major Teams
Playing Details Defender,Left Cover

Biography

Coming from Sellam district, Tamil Nadu, where Kabaddi is widely played, Jeeva was inspired by his brother and uncle at the age of 12, who are veterans in Kabaddi themselves and have played several district and state level tournaments. He was soon noticed by Anant Krishnan, who coached him at the Sports Academy of India (SAI), Tamil Nadu. Having started playing Kabaddi at a very young age, Jeeva is a part of the U Mumba team and strongly admires fellow player and Asian Games Gold Medalist, Jeeva Kumar who inspires him to envision a strong career in Kabaddi. From Sellam to Mumbai, the city of dreams, Jeeva has come a long way and appreciates the recognition and acceptance the game is now receiving in India through Pro Kabaddi League. Jeeva loves the jumps and acrobatic moves that this sport demands and is currently training with the SAI team which involves running and strenuous practice sessions twice a day.

Plays for Sports Academy of India (SAI) while studying BA, in the Second Year. Has been a Gold medallist at Junior Nationals.