It's the biggest achievement for me: Anju

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:48 IST

Anju Bobby George today said that winning the silver medal at the world athletic final in Monaco was the biggest achievement of her career.

It's the biggest achievement for me: Anju

New Delhi:

India's ace long jumper Anju Bobby George today said that winning the silver medal at the world athletic final in Monaco was the biggest achievement of her career till date. "This has been the biggest achievement of my career as the competition here was the toughest," Anju told reporters on her arrival from Monaco tonight. "This is the first medal I have won after the world athletic championships three years ago so it is a special feeling. "Only the top eight athletes in the discipline qualify for this elite event so I had to complete with the world's best," she said. Anju won the silver medal in the women's long jump by leaping 6.75 metres to come second behind Russian Tatyana Kotova, who jumped 6.83 metres. Asked about her three fouls during the competition, Anju said that she was going all out during the event which may have caused her to make the mistakes. "But these fouls jumps did not put any pressure on me because I knew that I was jumping well," she said. Talking about her less than impressive performance earlier in the year, when she failed to earn medals at various events, she said that she was facing various physical problems during that time. "She was suffering from allergy and knee pain due to which she could not train before competition," her husband and coach Bobby George said. Asked about her future plans, she said she was concentrating on various prestigious events coming up next year. "There are the Commonwealth games, the world cup, the world indoor championships and the Asian games next year, for which I may even go abroad for training." She expressed the hope that she will be able to cross seven metres in the near future. (PTI)



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