JOHNY Mayookha < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA India   
Gender Women
Born 09 Apr 1988 in Calicut, IND
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Bangalore, IND
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? Sports Authority of India in Thalassery, Kerala.
Why this sport? After she joined the SPI [Sports Authority of India] she realised her passion. "I used to compete in school and win medals but there was no seriousness. But once I started doing it with passion, there was full support from my family."
Name of coach Shyam Kumar
Coach from which country? India
Coach from what year? 2011
General Interest
Most influential person in career Her previous coach - Jose Mathew and her parents. (4to40.com, 25 Sep 2010)
Hero / Idol Indian athlete Anju Bobby George. (hinduonnet.com, 04 Oct 2008)
Injuries She missed a year and a half of competing due to an ankle injury which she recovered from in time for the Commonwealth Games in Delhi 2010. (4to40.com, 25 Sep 2010, thehindu.com, 25 Sep 2010)
Famous relatives Her father, M.D. Johny was a bodybuilder amd former Mr. Bombay. (hinduonnet.com, 04 Oct 2008)
Ambitions To win a medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (thehindu.com, 27 Feb 2012)
Other information OLYMPICS BASE 2012
From May 2012 she plans on having Berlin, Germany as her base in preparation for the London 2012 Olympics. She had already spent three months there training in late 2011 to early 2012. "The facilities at the Sports Centre in Berlin were simply superb, and the manner in which you get to mingle with top athletes was a great motivation," she said. (thehindu.com, 27 Feb 2012)

INDIAN FIRST
She became the first Indian woman to break the 14m barrier in the Womens Triple Jump. (thehindu.com, 29 May 2011)