ABRAHAM Joseph < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA India   
Gender Men
Born 11 Sep 1981
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Kerala, IND
Occupation Railway Worker
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started running track at the Koruthodu CKMH school in Kerala.
Why this sport? A long jumper and sprinter in his first few years at school, he switched to running hurdles in his last two years of school.
Club / Team Indian Railways: India
Name of coach Rajinder Singh
Coach from which country? India
General Interest
Hero / Idol American hurdler Angelo Taylor. (Deccan Herald, 26 Mar 2010)
Injuries A thigh muscle injury affected his leadup to the 2008 Beijing Olympics and his time at the 2007 World Championships was just a hundredth of a second outside the Olympic qualification mark. (Deccan Herald, 26 Mar 2010).

He suffered a hamstring injury in 2007 and was out competition for almost a year. (thehindu.com, 12 Sep 2008)
Ambitions Competing at the 2012 Olympics in London. "Missing the Beijing Olympics was a shattering experience, I want to make up for that with a good show in the coming few years." (Deccan Herald, 26 Mar 2010)
Other information CHANGE IN STRIDE PATTERN
He tried out a new stride pattern for the first time at the 2009 Asian Championships, where he finished with a silver medal. He said that he decided on the change after the 2009 World Championships where he was disqualified for a hurdling infringement. (The Hindu, 14 Nov 2009)