Anju Bobby George
Profession: Long Jump, Triple Jump Athlete
Brother of Anju Bobby George
Daughter of Anju Bobby George
Father of Anju Bobby George
K. T. Markos
Husband/Spouse of Anju Bobby George
Robert Bobby George (Former Athlete, m.2000-present)
Mother of Anju Bobby George
Son of Anju Bobby George
Favourite Athlete of Anju Bobby George
Marion Jones (USA)
Controversy of Anju Bobby George
In 2016, Anju Bobby George accused the former Kerala Sports Minister E. P. Jayarajan of allegedly insulting her with corruption charges.
Information about Anju Bobby George
She had received prestigious Arjuna award in 2002–2003, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2003–2004, and Padma Shri award in 2004.
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.
Both Anju and her husband Robert Bobby George work in the customs department in Chennai.
Does Anju Bobby George drink alcohol?: Not Known
Does Anju Bobby George smoke?: No
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.
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 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.
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.
She was once ranked World # 4 in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rankings.
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.