Anju Bobby George (Athlete) Biography, Personal Life, Physical Statistics, Education, Luxuries, Income & More
Anju Bobby George is an Indian athlete, who made history by winning the bronze medal in Long Jump at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics in Paris. She became the first Indian athlete ever to win a medal in a World Championships in Athletics jumping 6.70 m. She won the Gold medal at the IAAF World Athletics Final in 2005. Anju was promoted to gold status from silver in the 2005 World Athletics Final in Monte Carlo. She was presented the Arjuna Award in 2002.
Name: Anju Bobby George
Nickname: Not Known
Profession: Long Jump, Triple Jump Athlete
DOB: April 19, 1977
Birth Place: Cheeranchira, Changanassery, Kottayam, Kerala, India
Home Town: Cheeranchira, Changanassery, Kottayam, Kerala, India
Home Address: Not Known
Best Friends: Not Known
Debut Work: Delhi Junior Asian Championship in 1996
Coach: K. P. Thomas
Height: 183 centimetres
Weight: 66 kilograms
Body: Not Known
Hair Color: Black
Marital Status: Married
Husband: Robert Bobby George (Former Athlete)
BF: Not Known
Kids: Aaron George, Andrea George
Father: K. T. Markos
Mother: Gracy Markos
Brother: Ajith Markos
School: CKM Higher Secondary School, Koruthodu, Kerala
College (Graduation): Vimala College, Thrissur City, Kerala
College (Post-Graduation): Not Known
Educational Qualification: Not known
Cars: Not Known
Bikes: Not Known
House: Not Known
Net Income: $0.5 million (estimate)
Film: Not Known
Actor: Not Known
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Athlete: Marion Jones
More Information and Facts about Anju Bobby George
- She started with Heptathlon and later began to focus on her jump events and won a long jump medal in the 1996 Delhi junior Asian championship.
- In 1999, she set the national record for triple jump in the Bangalore Federation Cup.
- She won a Silver medal at the South Asian Federation Games in Nepal.
- In 2001, Anju improved her own record in long jump to 6.74 m in the National Circuit Meet at Thiruvananthapuram. In 2001, she also won gold for triple jump and long jump in the Ludhiana National games.
- Anju was in power in her events in the Hyderabad National games also.
- She won the bronze medal clearing 6.49 m at the 2002 Commonwealth Games at Manchester.
- She also won the gold medal at the Asian Games in Busan.
- Anju won the bronze medal clearing 6.70 m in Long Jump at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics in Paris, and became the first Indian athlete ever to win a medal in a World Championships in Athletics.
- She also won a gold medal at the 2003 Afro-Asian Games.
- She achieved her personal best of 6.83 m at the 2004 Olympic Games at Athens, bagging the fifth position and setting the current Indian national record.
- Anju won the gold medal in 2005 in the women’s long jump at the 16th Asian Athletics Championship in Incheon City of South Korea.
- Anju Bobby George won the Gold medal at the IAAF World Athletics Final in 2005.
- She won silver medal in women’s long jump in 15th Asian Games, 2006 at Doha.
- Anju won silver medal in 17th Asian Athletics Championship at Amman in 2007, moving herself forward for Osaka World Championship in August 2007 where she finished 9th.
- Anju won silver medal in 3rd Asian Indoor Championship in athletics at Doha in 2008 and then went on to win gold in the 3rd South Asian Athletics Championship at Kochi.
- She was given the Arjuna award in 2002-03 for distinguished sports persons from the government of India and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2003–04 after her success in the World Athletic meet. She also received the Padma Shri in 2004.
- Anju was ranked 28th in the 2007 rankings of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). She was once ranked World No. 4.
- Anju Bobby George had to drop out of the 52nd National inter-state athletics in Hyderabad, because of an upper respiratory tract infection.
- She was the president of the Kerala State Sports Council (KSSC), but she resigned on 22 June 2016.
- She is presently the Chairperson of Target Olympic Podium Scheme and is also the Executive member of Khelo India project established by the Government of India.