In a stunning revelation, Olympian Anju Bobby George on Monday (December 7) stated that she succeeded in attaining notable success on the planet of athletics regardless of a single kidney. It could also be recalled that George secured a historic bronze medal within the 2003 World Athletics Championship in Paris.
Anju Bobby George, a gold medallist within the IAAF World Athletics Finals (Monaco, 2005), tweeted that she suffered from a number of points, together with being allergic to even a painkiller however nonetheless managed to carry out properly. “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 takeoff leg…Many limitations..still made it. Can we call, magic of a coach or his talent,” Anju tweeted.
Believe it or not, I’m one of many lucky, amongst only a few who reached the world high with a single KIDNEY, allergic with even a painkiller, with a lifeless takeoff leg.. Many limitations. nonetheless made it. Can we name, magic of a coach or his expertise @KirenRijiju @afiindia @Media_SAI pic.twitter.com/2kbXoH61BX
— Anju Bobby George (@anjubobbygeorg1) December 7, 2020
The profession of ace athlete touched a new excessive underneath the teaching of husband Robert Bobby George. Responding to Anju’s tweet, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju stated she earned title and fame for the nation by way 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 stated in his response to her tweet.
Anju is India’s solely medallist on the IAAF World Championships (Paris, 2003) and a gold medallist within the IAAF World Athletics Finals(Monaco, 2005). She had been a constant performer all through her fantastic profession. It wouldn’t be fallacious to say that she is likely one of the most inspirational observe and discipline stars in India.
Anju ended at sixth place within the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens however she was elevated to fifth place when the US athlete Marion Jones was disqualified for a doping offence in 2017.
“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 stated.