Long Jump

  • IAAF ratifies Anju Bobby George's top finish in 2005 World Athletics Final April 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Star Indian long jumper Anju Bobby George has officially become the gold medal winner at the World Athletics Final held at Monte Carlo in 2005 after the International Association of Athletics Federation ratified the result. The IAAF upgraded Anju to the top place in the IAAF World Athletics Final...
  • Veer: Paralympian Jagseer overcomes challenges, does family proud February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: With 28 medals, an Arjuna award and becoming an Indian paralympian, Jagseer Singh has done his family and his country proud. He has worked hard to overcome serious challenges including having his hand amputated at the age of nine. At the age of 9 on just another day,...
  • Reese wins 3rd women's long jump title at World Championships August 12, 2013

    Moscow: Olympic champion Brittney Reese of the US won her third straight long jump world title on Sunday, holding off Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria at the World Championships. Reese reached the final as last qualifier but jumped 23 feet on her second attempt to beat Okagbare by less than an inch....
  • Olympics: American Reese wins long jump gold August 9, 2012

    London: America's world indoor and outdoor champion Brittney Reese added an Olympic long jump gold medal to her growing list of titles on Wednesday with the second biggest jump in the world this year. The 25-year-old only managed to register two of six attempts all night inside London's Olympic stadium but...
  • Olympics: Rutherford wins long jump gold August 5, 2012

    London: Greg Rutherford rode the atmosphere of a vocal, capacity crowd to win the long jump on Saturday and deliver Britain its second Olympic track and field gold medal in a matter of minutes. Rutherford collected his first medal in a major international meet with a best leap of 8.31 meters. Mitchell...
  • Bolt can break my record: long-jumper Powell August 26, 2011

    Mumbai: Usain Bolt has all the tools to be a top-class long jumper but the Jamaican should wait until after the 2012 Olympics to give the event a go, world record holder Mike Powell has told Reuters. Sprinter Bolt won gold medals in the 100, 200 and 4x100 metres relay at...
  • Thorkildsen win men's javelin, Hellebaut takes women's high jump August 23, 2008

    Beijing: Norway's Andreas Thorkildsen won his second consecutive Olympic men's javelin title on Saturday with an Olympic record throw of 90.57 meters. Latvia's Ainars Kovals was second at 86.64m with Finland's Tero Pitkamaki, the reigning world champion, taking third with a throw of 86.16m. Thorkildsen, a two-time world runner-up, broke the former...
  • Maggi jumps gold, gives Brazilian eves an Olympics first August 22, 2008

    Beijing: Maurren Maggi landed Brazilian women their first ever Olympic track and field medal here on Friday as she won the long jump with a best effort of 7.04meters. The 32-year-old took gold ahead of defending champion Tatiana Lebedeva of Russia (7.03m) while Nigerian Blessing Okagbare - who was only competing...
  • Long jumper Anju, wrestler Dutt crash out of Olympics August 19, 2008

    Beijing: Anju Bobby George on Tuesday failed to qualify for the finals of women's long jump event of the Beijing Olympics after three consecutive foul jumps. It was a big disappoint not only for Indian fans but for Anju herself as she failed to put up even single clean jump, squandering all...
  • Anju Bobby George gets ready for Beijing Olympics October 23, 2007

    Bangalore: The Beijing Olympic Games are getting closer and from India long jumper Anju Bobby George will be one of the athletes on whom all hopes will rest. Even though she hasn't had a great year, Anju is looking forward to begin the next season with renewed vigour After a final...
  • Anju Bobby finishes ninth in World Athletics meet August 28, 2007

    New Delhi: Long jumper Anju Bobby George has finished ninth at the World Athletic Championships in Osaka on Tuesday. Anju, a bronze medalist in 2003, failed to repeat that performance. She had a best jump of only 6.53 metres, which was lower than her qualifying mark of 6.60 metres. The gold...
  • Anju Bobby storms into World long jump finals August 27, 2007

    New Delhi: India's Anju Bobby George has qualified for the final of the women's long jump event at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Osaka, Japan on Monday. Anju managed a best effort of 6.60 metres in the qualifying round and made it to the medal round in 11th place. The...
  • Injury, fever led to poor jump: Anju December 11, 2006

    Anju Bobby George bagged the silver in the long jump competition at the XVth Asian Games in Doha on Sunday. The athlete spoke to CNN-IBN's Digvijay Singh Deo after winning the medal. She said that her performance was not up to the mark because of injury and fever. Digvijay Singh Deo:...
  • Anju missed gold due to 'hurt leg' December 11, 2006

    Doha: After winning the Silver at the 15th Asian Games on Sunday night, ace long jumper Anju Bobby George rued a leg injury cost her the Gold in the event. "Today my body was not going so well, so I could not do well," Anju told mediapersons after the event. "There...
  • Asiad: Anju Bobby George wins silver December 11, 2006

    Doha: Anju Bobby George came up with a determined last leap to overtake her Kazakhstan rival Olga Rypakova and land the silver medal in the women's long jump event at the Asian Games in Doha on Sunday. Holder Anju reserved her best jump for her last effort, a leap of 6.52...
  • Anju conquers gold at SAF Games August 26, 2006

    Colombo: India's ace long jumper Anju Bobby George on Friday won the gold medal with ease at the South Asian Federation Games, but said she was not happy with her rhythm and the effort of 6.42 metres. Returning to competitive athletics after an injury-induced three-month layoff, Anju, however, proved much superior...
  • Anju's ranking jumps one rung back August 16, 2006

    New Delhi: A long lay-off from the international circuit has resulted in Anju Bobby George slipping one spot to joint eighth in the latest IAAF women's long jump rankings. The lanky Keralite, who has been nursing a heel injury for the past few months, has...