Life of Mayookha Johny
Mayookha Johny was born in the Kozhikode district of Indian state of Kerala. She was born in a family which was inclined in the sports field, with her father - M. D. Johny being a bodybuilder and former Mr. Mumbai. Presently, her coach is Mr. Shyam Kumar. He, like most coaches, accompanied her to the World Indoor Athletics Championships. He would be accompanying her to the World Indoor Athletics Championships to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, from March 9 to 11. They are scheduled to leave on March 7 2012.
Career of Mayookha Johny
Performing for Kannur in the 50th Kerala State Athletic Championship at Thrissur, Mayookha won gold in long jump and triple jump (12.38 m) in under-20 category in 2006. In the triple jump event she beat the more experienced M.A. Prajusha and Tincy Mathew.
She finished seventh in the long jump at the 2010 Asian Games. Johny fared better at the 2011 National Games of India the following February, taking a long and triple jump double ahead of M. A. Prajusha. Triple Jumper Mayookha Johny has become the first Indian woman to breach the 14-metre mark as she bagged a bronze medal in the third and final leg of the Asian Athletics Grand Prix in Wujiang, China.
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.
On 22nd July 2012, Mayookha Johny triple jumped 13.91m to win the top place in a low-level meet in Dillingen, Germany.
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