Hurt Anju Bobby George resigns as Kerala Sports Council President

Posted on:22 Jun 2016 17:57:36

Hurt Anju Bobby George resigns as Kerala Sports Council President
22 June 2016 Current Affairs: India's lone athletics World Championship medal winner Anju Bobby George has resigned as President of the Kerala Sports Council on 22 June 2016,fter she accused Sports Minister EP Jayarajan for allegedly harassing her and other members of Kerala Sports Council. 

Besides the iconic athlete, 13 other members of the council, including noted volleyball player Tom Jose, also resigned.

She was appointed to the top post by the Oommen Chandy government in the year 2015. Anju became the first Indian athlete ever to win a medal in a World Athletics Championships in Paris in 2003.

Anju the winner of Arjuna awards has represented the country in the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Championships from 2002 onwards.

Anju Bobby George  : Anju Bobby George  is an Indian athlete. Anju Bobby George 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. 

Anju has been 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 Arjuna Award in 2002.


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