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Anju Bobby George declared winner of World Athletics Final, 2005

Jan 14, 2014 15:57 IST

Anju Bobby George was declared winner of the World Athletics Championships final held in Monte Carlo in 2005. The decision was given by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) on 13 January 2014.

The decision of the IAAF came following the disqualification of the Gold Medalist Tatyana Kotova of Russia for doping.

At the World Athletics Final in 2005, Anju Bobby George won the Silver Medal with a long jump of 6.75 meter. The Gold Medal was won by Tatyana Kotova with a jump of 6.83 meter and the Bronze Medal was won by Grace Upshaw of the US.

image Following the decision of IAAF to disqualify Kotova, the new rankings now stand as:

1. Anju Bobby George (India, 6.75m)
2. Grace Upshaw (USA, 6.67m)
3. Eunice Barber (France, 6.51m)

Similarly, Anju also moved up one place to fourth in the new long jump results of the 2005 Helsinki World Championships. This happened after the Silver Medalist Tatyana Kotova was tested positive for doping by the IAAF in 2013.

About Anju Bobby George

• Anju from Kerala was the first Indian athlete who won the bronze medal in the World Athletics Championships held in Paris in 2003.
• She received the Arjuna award in 2003 and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2004.
• She was conferred Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award in 2004.


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