Bobby Aloysius

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Bobby Aloysius (born 22 June 1974) is a female athlete from India now residing in the Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. She held Indian and south Asian record in high jump between 1995 and 2012.[1] Her record jump of 1.91 m lost in 2012 by Karnataka's Sahanakumari. Bobby participated the 2004 Athens Olympics,[2] won silver in 2002 Busan Asian Games and won gold in the 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] They have three children, Stefan Holm Skariah, Gangotri Skariah and Ritwik Skariah. She is an alumnus of Calicut University.[6]


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


Dhyan Chand Award 2018[7]


  1. ^ "It's Bobby Aloysius' day". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 4 June 2002. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  2. ^ "The Olympics: 2004: Athletics: Newi student falls short in heats". Daily Post (Liverpool, England). 27 August 2004. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  3. ^ Mohan, K. P. (30 August 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. 22 July 1998. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  5. ^ "Memorable day for Bobby Aloysius". The Hindu. 19 July 2004. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  6. ^ "Department of Physical Education". University of Calicut. Archived from the original on 29 January 2009. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  7. ^ "Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu to receive Khel Ratna on September 25: Sports Ministry". Deccan Chronicle. 2018-09-21. Retrieved 2018-09-21.