Anju Factfile

Born: 19 April, 1977, Cheeranchira, Changanassery, Kottayam, Kerala.

Height: 1.85m, weight: 62 kg.

Educational qualification: Bachelors degree in economics.

Employed with: Customs, Chennai.

Training base: Centre of Excellence, SAI South Centre, Bangalore.

Personal bests and National records: Long jump 6.74m (Thiruvananthapuram, 04-06-01 and New Delhi, 09-09-02); Triple jump: 13.67m (Hyderabad, 18-12-02).

Major achievements: In long jump: Silver medal at SAF Games, Kathmandu, 1999 (6.22m), gold in Sri Lankan Open meet, Colombo, 1999 (6.32m), gold in International circuit meet at Bhopal, 2000 (6.59m), bronze in international meet, Balaton, Hungary, 2001 (6.27m), Asian GP 2002: silver at Hyderabad (6.58m), silver at Bangkok (6.53m), silver at Manila (6.45m); bronze at Commonwealth Games, Manchester, 2002 (6.49m), gold at Asian Games, Busan, Korea, 2002 (6.53m), silver at Super Grand Prix, Stockholm 2003 (6.49m), bronze at World championships, Paris, 2003 (6.70m).

Progression: Long jump: 1997 — 6.20m, 1998 — 6.12m, 1999 — 6.37m, 2000 — 6.59m, 2001 — 6.74m, 2002 — 6.74m, 2003 — 6.70m (still on). Triple jump: 1997 — 13.13m, 1998 — 13.06m, 1999 — 13.27m, 2000 — no mark, 2001 — 13.61m, 2002 — 13.67m, 2003 — no mark.