Further Personal Information
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
|Coach from which country?
|Coach from what year?
|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)
||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)
||Her father, M.D. Johny was a bodybuilder amd former Mr. Bombay. (hinduonnet.com, 04 Oct 2008)
||To win a medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (thehindu.com, 27 Feb 2012)
||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)
She became the first Indian woman to break the 14m barrier in the Womens Triple Jump. (thehindu.com, 29 May 2011)