Anju Bobby George
Born: 19 April 1977
- She is an Indian athlete.
- She made history when she won the bronze medal in long jump at the 2003 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 jumping 6.70 m.
- She went on to win the gold medal at the IAAF World Athletics Final in 2005, a performance she considers her best.
- She was upgraded to gold status from silver in the 2005 World Athletics Final in Monte Carlo following the disqualification of Tatyana Kotova of Russia by the International Association of Athletics Federations, following the recent re-testing of the latter’s sample collected at the 2005 World Championship in Helsinki.
- She was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2002.
- She had got 5th position with personal best score of 6.83 at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
- The ace athlete was appointed as president of the Kerala State Sports Council (KSSC).
- She resigned from the post on 22 June 2016.
- She is currently the Chairperson of TOPS (Target Olympic Podium Scheme) and is also the Executive member of Khelo India project instituted by the Government of India.
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April 19, 2019