Anju Bobby George, who became women of the year, became a 5-year-old athlete, despite having a kidney in the world.

Anju Bobby George, who became women of the year, became a 5-year-old athlete, despite having a kidney in the world.
India’s legendary athlete Anju Bobby George has been named women of the year by World Athletics. She became an athlete at age 5. She herself had informed that she had reached the world level, despite problems with one kidney and one leg.

Anju Bobby George, who became women of the year, became a 5-year-old athlete, despite having a kidney in the world.
Anju Bobby George, who became women of the year, became a 5-year-old athlete, despite having a kidney in the world.

 

Anju Bobby George has been chosen by World Athletics to honor the best woman of the Year (Source-Twitter @anjubobbygeorg1)
India’s legendary athlete Anju Bobby George has been awarded the World Athletics best woman of the Year award for carving talent and advocating gender equality in the country. Anju (Paris 2003), The Only Indian to win a medal at the world championship, was selected for this honor during the annual awards.

World Athletics said in a release ,‘former international long jump player India’s Anju Bobby George is still associated with the sport. She opened the training academy for young girls in 2016, making it a World Under-20 medalist.’’

Anju Bobby George, who became women of the year, became a 5-year-old athlete, despite having a kidney in the world.
Anju Bobby George, who became women of the year, became a 5-year-old athlete, despite having a kidney in the world.

“As the senior vice president of the Indian athletics federation, she has consistently advocated gender equality. She is also guiding school girls for future leadership in the sport.’’

5-year-old athlete
Anju Bobby George was born on 19 April 1977 in the town of chiranchira in Kottayam district, Kerala. He began to participate in athletics competitions since he was 5 years old. Anju used to play sports like log jump, high jump, 100m race and haphathlon at school. Anju considered PT Usha, the Flying Angel of India, to be her idol.

 

 

Manvaya iron despite having a kidney

Last year Anju had a tweet in which he wrote, ‘they are very lucky. Single kidney, allergy to drugs, even with a foot problem I reached the world level. There were many limitations… even then I achieved success. Can we call it the magic of the coach or his talent.’

On awarding this honour by World Athletics, Anju also tweeted that she is proud and overwhelmed to receive this honour. He tweeted and wrote,’There is no better feeling than getting up in the morning and doing something for the sport. Thank you for appreciating my efforts.’

Anju, who hails from Kerala, won a bronze medal at the IAAF World Championship Paris in 2003 and a gold medal at the IAAF World Athletics Finals in Monaco in 2005. She finished sixth at the 2004 Athens Olympics, but finished fifth after America’s Marianne Jones was disqualified due to a doping case.

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