Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Youth Icon of India Anju

Originally uploaded by Jeevan_.
Anju Bobby George is an Indian athlete. Anju Bobby George made history when she won the bronze medal in Long Jump at the World Championships in Athletics in Paris. With this achievement, she became the first Indian athlete ever to win a medal in a World Championships in Athletics clearing 6.70 m.Though she tried her best, but missed the medal in Athens Olympic. However Anju has the fire in her belly to leap to glory.

Anju was born on April 19, 1977, in Changanasseri, Kerala. She was initiated into athletics by her father and her interest was further developed by her trainer Mr. Thomas in Koruthode school. In the School Athletic meet in 1991-92, she won the 100 m hurdles and relay and stood second in long jump and high jump events, thus becoming the women's champion. Anju's talent was noticed in the national schools games where she won third place in 100 m hurdles and 4x100 m relay. She was the Calicut University Champion in her college days.

Anju was now moving one place up and be world No. 5, which means "confirmation" to take part in major world tournaments would not be a problem.


Narayanan Venkitu said...

Believe me..During Athens Olympics, I was pounding the official website to check her out in the finals.! I felt sad that she finally didn't get a medal. Very good effort though.

I wish her the very best.! I would like our People/Companies/GOVT to sponsor other sports as well...not only cricket.!

Jeevan said...

yes i agree with you
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Angry Birds said...

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