Olympian Anju Bobby George,who secured a historic bronze medal within the 2003 World Athletics Championship in Paris, on Monday mentioned she achieved success and reached the highest with a single kidney.
In a tweet, the ace athlete, a gold medallist within the IAAF World Athletics Finals (Monaco, 2005), mentioned she had many limitations, together with being allergic to even a painkiller, however nonetheless made it.
“Believe it or not, I’m one of the fortunate, among very few who reached the world top with a single KIDNEY, allergic with even a painkiller, with a dead take off leg…Many limitations..still made it. Can we call, magic of a coach or his talent,” Anju tweeted.
Her profession blossomed below the teaching of husband Robert Bobby George.
Responding to her tweet, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju mentioned she introduced laurels to India by means of her laborious work, grit and willpower.
“Anju, it’s your hard work, grit and determination to bring laurels for India supported by the dedicated coaches and the whole technical backup team. We are so proud of you being the only Indian so far to win a medal in the World Athletic Championship!” the minister mentioned in his response to her tweet.
The Athletics Federation of India mentioned as Indias solely medallist on the IAAF World Championships (Paris, 2003), a gold medallist within the IAAF World Athletics Finals (Monaco, 2005) and a remarkably constant performer all through her fantastic profession, Anju is among the many countrys most inspirational observe and subject stars.
She completed sixth within the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens with a private greatest leap of 6.83m however was elevated to fifth place in 2007 when the United States of Americas Marion Jones was disqualified for a doping offence.
“Her gold medal in the Asian Games in Busan in 2002 with a jump of 6.53m was an early indication of things to come the following couple of years.
From a 5.98m jumper in 1996, her rise was encouraging but she stagnated a little before blossoming fully under the coaching of husband Robert Bobby George,” the federation mentioned.