Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Youth Icon of India Anju
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.