M. A. Prajusha
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. She broke the record held by Mayookha Johny by four centimeter.
|Full name||Maliakkal A. Prajusha|
|Born||20 May 1987|
Ambazhakad, Thrissur, Kerala, India
|Sport||Track and field|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||Triple jump: 13.72 m|
(2010, Indian record)
Long jump: 6.55 m
|Updated on 9 October 2010.|
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).
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.
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. At 2010 Commonwealth Games, Prajusha won silver medal in the women's long jump of the track and field event in Delhi.
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