J. J. Shobha

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J. J. Shobha
Javur Jagadeeshappa Shobha.jpg
Personal information
Full name Javur Jagadeeshappa Shobha
Born (1978-01-14) 14 January 1978 (age 39)
Pashupathihaal, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
Country  India
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Heptathlon
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 6211 (New Delhi 2004)
Updated on 10 July 2013.

Javur Jagadeeshappa Shobha (Kannada: ಜಾವೂರ್ ಜಗದೀಶಪ್ಪ ಶೋಭ) (born 14 January, 1978) is an Indian professional track and field athlete from a village called Pashupathihaal near Dharwad in Karnataka. She currently resides in Secunderabad in Andhra Pradesh, India. She participated in the heptathlon and was the winner of the event at the inaugural Afro-Asian Games in 2003. Her personal best of 6211 points, achieved in 2004 is a national record.[1]

She came into the news for her performance at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, where she completed the seven-discipline heptathlon event despite being injured in the penultimate event of Javelin throw. She had to be carried off the field but she returned with a tightly strapped left ankle and finished 3rd in the final event (800 m) and 11th overall with 6172 points. She was awarded the Arjuna award for the year 2004 for her gritty performance.

A fully fit Shobha placed 29th in the heptathlon event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, scoring 5749 points.[2]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  India
2002 Asian Championships Colombo, Sri Lanka 2nd Heptathlon 5775 pts
Asian Games Busan, South Korea 3rd Heptathlon 5870 pts
2003 Afro-Asian Games Hyderabad, India 1st Heptathlon 5884 pts
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 11th Heptathlon 6172 pts
2006 Asian Games Doha, Qatar 3rd Heptathlon 5662 pts
2007 Asian Championships Amman, Jordan 2nd Heptathlon 5356 pts
2008 Asian Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 4th Pentathlon 3860 pts
Olympic Games Beijing, China 29th Heptathlon 5749 pts


  1. ^ "J. J. Shobha". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 
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