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Mayookha Johny


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Mayookha Johny (born 9 April 1988) is an Indian track and field athlete from Kerala who specialises in long jump and triple jump. She holds the current Indian National record for triple jump with a mark of 14.11m. Johny competed in the 2010 Asian games coming in the seventh place. 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. She 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, China. She is also credited as third Indian ever to qualify for the final of an individual event in World Championships in Athletics. Though she didn't qualify for the Olympics, Mayookha Johny triple jumped 13.91m to win the top place in a low-level meet in Dillingen, Germany on 22nd July 2012
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