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Athlete Anju Bobby George wins World Athletics Women of year award

The former international long jump star Anju Bobby George has been awarded the Woman of the Year Award by World Athletics (WA) for grooming talent in the country and advocating gender equality.

44-year-old only Indian known for winning a medal in the World Championships with a long jump bronze in the 2003 edition was named for the award in the world body’s annual awards night on December 1.

Senior Vice President of the Indian Athletics Federation, Bobby George is also a constant voice for gender equality and mentors schoolgirls for future leadership positions within the sport producing a world U20 medallist. Anju said she was “truly humbled and honoured to be awarded Woman of the Year by World Athletics”.

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