Legendary Indian Athlete Anju Bobby George won Woman of Year Award from World Athletic

The legendary Indian athlete, Anju Bobby George has been awarded the Woman of the Year Award by World Athletics for grooming talent in the country and for her support of gender equality. In 2016, she formed a sports academy for young girls. Through this, she has assisted India advance in sports and also inspire more women to follow in her footsteps. She is also presented with the award for promoting gender equality. Anju Bobby George, the only Indian athlete to have won a bronze medal in the long jump at the World Championships 2003 Paris edition.

Anju Bobby George won the athletic award of the year

What are Anju Bobby Geoge achievements?

  • She won a gold medal in the 2005 IAAF World Athletics Finals.
  • She was the first Indian athlete to win a bronze medal in the long jump at the World Championships in Athletics held in 2003 in Paris.
  • In the Olympics 2004 games, she finished in the sixth position.


  • Anju Bobby George was awarded the Arjuna award in 2002, Padma Shri in 2004, Khel Ratna in 2003.
  • In 2021, Anju was awarded the BBC lifetime achievement award in the category of Best Athlete.
  • The Indian Athlete Anju Bobby George has also won the Women of the Year Award from World Athletics. She has won the award for grooming young girls to take up sports.

Who is Anju Bobby George?

  • Anju Bobby George was born in Cheeranchira village in Kottayam, Kerala. She was born in the Kochuparambil family, an orthodox family. 
  • She developed an interest in athletics from her father. 
  • She started her career with Heptathlon. 
  • Later she won medals in Delhi Junior Asian Championship, South Asian Federation Games (held in Nepal), Commonwealth games held in Manchester and also won the gold medal at the Asian Games held in Busan.
  • She is married to Robert Bobby George. George is a former national champion in triple jump and Anju’s coach too. 
  • Currently, Anju is the Chairperson of TOPS (Target Olympic Podium Scheme) and also the Executive member of the Khelo India project.

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