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Anju Bobby George Height, Weight, Age, Husband, Biography & More

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Anju Bobby George

Bio
Real NameAnju Bobby George
NicknameNot Known
ProfessionLong Jump, Triple Jump Athlete
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6’
Weightin Kilograms- 66 kg
in Pounds- 145 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Career
International DebutDelhi Junior Asian Championship in 1996
Coach/MentorK. P. Thomas
Major Records/Achievements• National record holder in long jump; won a bronze medal at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games.
• Gold medalist in the 2002 Busan Asian Games.
• First Indian athlete ever to win a medal at a World Championship (bronze at Paris World Championship).
Career Turning PointIn 2003, when she won a bronze medal in long jump at the World Athletics Championships in Paris.
Personal Life
Date of Birth19 April 1977
Age (as in 2017)40 Years
Birth PlaceCheeranchira , Changanassery, Kottayam, Kerala, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signAries
NationalityIndian
HometownCheeranchira , Changanassery, Kottayam, Kerala, India
SchoolCKM Higher Secondary School, Koruthodu, Kerala
CollegeVimala College, Thrissur City, Kerala
Educational QualificationNot Known
FamilyFather- K. T. Markos
Mother- Gracy Markos
Brother- Ajith Markose
Sister- N/A
ReligionChristianity
HobbiesTravelling
ControversyIn 2016, Anju Bobby George accused the former Kerala Sports Minister E. P. Jayarajan of allegedly insulting her with corruption charges.
Favourite Things
Favourite Athlete Marion Jones (USA)
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsNot Known
Husband/SpouseRobert Bobby George (Former Athlete, m.2000-present)
Anju Bobby George with her husband and children
ChildrenSon- Aaron George
Daughter- Andrea George

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Anju Bobby George

  • Does Anju Bobby George smoke?: No
  • Does Anju Bobby George drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Anju considers herself blessed to be born in a sports-enthusiast family, as without her father’s encouragement she wouldn’t have been where she is today.
  • Despite being acquainted with only the basics of athletics, she won a 100m hurdles and relay race and finished 2nd in the Long Jump and High Jump events at the school level in 1991-92. Additionally, she finished 3rd in 100m hurdles and 4x100m relay race at the National School Games.
  • Though she started her athletics career with Heptathlon, a combined athletics competition which has 7 different events, she later chose jump events only and won a medal in the Long Jump event at Delhi Junior Asian Championship 1996.
  • In 1999, she made a new ‘national record’ for Triple Jump at the Bangalore Federation Cup. The same year, she won a silver medal at South Asian Federation Games in Nepal.
  • In 2001, she won gold medals in Triple Jump and Long Jump events at Ludhiana National Games.
  • In 2003, she became the first Indian athlete to win a medal in World Athletics Championship when she won the bronze medal at the World Championships in Paris. Anju Bobby George 2003 bronze medalist in Paris
  • She won the gold medal in the Asian Games at Busan in 2002, World Athletics Final at Monte Carlo in 2005, and Asian Championships at Incheon in 2005.
  • She was once ranked World # 4 in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rankings.
  • Both Anju and her husband Robert Bobby George work in the customs department in Chennai.
  • She had received prestigious Arjuna award in 2002–2003, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2003–2004, and Padma Shri award in 2004. Anju Bobby George receiving Khel Ratna Award
  • In 2016, she founded the ‘Anju Bobby Sports Foundation’ for the long jump and triple jump talent in the 14-16 and 17-19 age groups from the underprivileged sections. Anju Bobby George foundation
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