Further Personal Information
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
|Coach from which country?
|Hero / Idol
||American hurdler Angelo Taylor. (Deccan Herald, 26 Mar 2010)
||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)
||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)
||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)