M. A. Prajusha

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Maliakhal Anthony Prajusha (born 20 May 1987) is an Indian track and field athlete from Kerala who competes in long jump and triple jump. She held the Indian National record for triple jump with a mark of 13.72 m.[1] She broke the record held by Mayookha Johny by four centimeter.[3]

M. A. Prajusha
Personal information
Full nameMaliakkal A. Prajusha
Born (1987-05-20) 20 May 1987 (age 33)
Ambazhakad, Thrissur, Kerala, India
Country India
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Long jump
Triple jump
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Triple jump: 13.72 m
(2010, Indian record)[1]
Long jump: 6.55 m
Updated on 9 October 2010.

Early lifeEdit

Prajusha was born on 20 May 1987 in Thrissur, a district in Kerala state, India.[4]


Prajusha's personal best for triple jump is 13.72 m, an Indian National record set during the 2010 Commonwealth Games on 8 October 2010. She broke Mayookha Johny's two-month-old record by four centimeter while improving her personal best by a massive 18 cm (7 in).[3]

Her personal best for long jump is 6.55 m set in Bangalore on 5 June 2010 during the second Indian Grand Prix.[5]

Prajusha is training under the Sports Authority Of India (SAI) for the last 10 years with her coach, M.A. George. She works with Indian Railways and trains under M.A. George, a coach at the Sports Authority of India.[4]


She became only the fourth Indian woman to cross 6.50 m, joining Anju Bobby George (6.83 m), J. J. Shobha (6.66 m), and Pramila Aiyappa. She won the gold medal for her effort.[6] At 2010 Commonwealth Games, Prajusha won silver medal in the women's long jump of the track and field event in Delhi.


  1. ^ a b "Kavita claims 10,000m bronze". The Hindu. 9 October 2010. Retrieved 9 August 2010.
  2. ^ "iaaf.org – Athletes – Prajusha Maliakhal A. Biography". Retrieved 9 October 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Prajusha jumps to national mark, agony for Mayookha". Yahoo! News. 9 October 2010. Retrieved 9 October 2010.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b "Setting great goals". Sportstar. 30 May 2009. Retrieved 9 October 2010.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Maheswary wins triple jump gold". The Hindu. 5 June 2010. Retrieved 9 August 2010.
  6. ^ "Prajusha pockets long jump title". Deccan Herald. 5 June 2010. Retrieved 9 October 2010.

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