Bobby Aloysius

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In this Indian name, the name Aloysius is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Bobby.

Bobby Aloysius (born 30 May 1974) is a female athlete from India now residing in the Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. She held Indian and south Asian recordin high jump between 1995 and 2012.[1] Her record jump of 1.91 mts lost in 2012 by Karnataka's Sahanakumari. Bobby participated the Athens Olympics,[2] won silver in Busan Asian Games and won gold in Jakarta Asian Championship.[3]

Bobby was born in Chemperi, Kannur, Kerala, India.[4] Bobby travelled around the world several times and eventually lived in Shrewsbury, United Kingdome until 2009. Now she is working as the assistant secretary(technical) of Kerala state sports council in Thiruvananthapuram. She is married to a journalist, Shajan Scaria.[5] Shajan own two famous Malayalam news portals (www.marunadanmalayali.com, www.britishmalayali.co.uk. They have three children, Stefan Holm Skariah, Gangotri Skariah and Ritwik Skariah. She is an alumnus of Calicut University.[6]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  India
2000 Asian Championships Jakarta, Indonesia 1st 1.83 m
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 4th 1.87 m
Asian Championships Colombo, Sri Lanka 2nd 1.84 m
Asian Games Busan, South Korea 2nd 1.88 m
2003 Asian Championships Manila, Philippines 4th 1.80 m
Afro-Asian Games Hyderabad, India 2nd 1.88 m
2004 Asian Indoor Championships Tehran, Iran 2nd 1.81 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 28th (q) 1.85 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ "It's Bobby Aloysius' day". Chennai, India: The Hindu. June 4, 2002. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "The Olympics: 2004: Athletics: Newi student falls short in heats.". Daily Post (Liverpool, England). August 27, 2004. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Mohan, K. P. (August 30, 2000). "Bobby Aloysius scales to a surprise gold". Chennai, India: The Hindu. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Bobby's Flop show is a big hit". The Indian Express. July 22, 1998. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Memorable day for Bobby Aloysius". The Hindu. July 19, 2004. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Department of Physical Education". University of Calicut. Retrieved 22 January 2010. [dead link]