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Anju Bobby George creates history


PUJA AWASTHI | Issue Dated: January 1, 1970, New Delhi
Tags : Anju Bobby George | Monaco World Athletics Final | long jump |Arjuna Award |Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna |

Anju Bobby George’s silver in the finals of the long jump in the 2005 Monaco World Athletics Final has now been upgraded to gold after the winner Tatyana Kotova of Russia was found to have doped. This makes Anju Bobby George the first ever Indian track and field athlete to have won gold in a major world event. The Arjuna Award and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardee was quoted as saying, “I am really happy and the wait was worth it. ”. 

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Issue Dated: Feb 5, 2017