| Zeenews Sports Bureau
Full Name: Mayookha Johny Mathalikunne
Born: 9 April 1988
Events: Long jump, Triple jump
Mayookha Johny (women’s triple jump) Mayookha Johny qualified for 2012 Olympics in triple jump, going past the London Games `B` qualifying standard of 14.10m.
In the process, she broke her own national record with a leap of 14.11m. At the Daegu 2011 World Championships in Athletics she qualified for the finals in the women`s long jump event, thereby becoming only the third Indian ever to qualify for the final of an individual event in World Championships in Athletics.
She finished 9th with a best jump of 6.37 meters, far behind her qualifying round performance where she recorded 6.53 meters.
In the 2012 Asian games, held at Hangzhou, China, Mayookha tried for Olympic Games qualification jump, but had to settle in with 6.44m.
She needed another 0.21m to jump in the Olympics.
First Published: Monday, July 16, 2012, 21:54