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OP Jaisha Biography

Born JaishaOrchatteriPuthiyaVeetil, marathoner OP Jaisha will be participating in her first ever Olympic Games this year in Rio de Janeiro. The 33-year-old currently holds the national record, which she set at the 2015 Athletics World Championships in Beijing, China. Like a number of other Indian marathoners, Jaisha is also proficient at the 3000m steeplechase, a discipline in which the Kerala native has held the national record in the past. A proficient middle and long distance runner, Jaisha has found success at the World Championships and the Asian Games, where she has won bronze on two occasions – one most recently at the middle-distance 1500m in 2014, and in 2006 at the 5000m. Last year, Jaisha was the fastest Indian woman at the 2015 Mumbai Marathon, finishing eighth in the overall category; she also broke the national record in the process. At the 2015 Athletics World Championships, Jaisha improved on her own previous marathon record alongside compatriot and marathoner Sudha Singh. A s a result of that improved performance, Jaisha qualified for her first Olympic games.

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OP Jaisha's water fiasco: Reversal of blames, AFI might take action against the athlete
OP Jaisha's water fiasco: Reversal of blames, AFI might take action against the athlete
OP Jaisha had fainted post the marathon event at the Rio Olympics, which she claimed was due to the absence of drinking water provisions.
Arnab Goswami’s departure from Times Now has brought a smile to the faces of sports lovers
Arnab Goswami’s departure from Times Now has brought a smile to the faces of sports lovers
The sports community in India won't miss Arnab's presence on the screen.
Coach Nikolai Snesarev blamed for OP Jaisha's water fiasco at the Rio Olympics
Coach Nikolai Snesarev blamed for OP Jaisha's water fiasco at the Rio Olympics
The inquiry committee has suggested that athletes should submit a written consent prior to the start of the event to avoid such fiascos .
5 of the biggest feuds in Indian sporting history
5 of the biggest feuds in Indian sporting history
A look at 5 of the ugliest spats in Indian sporting history.
OP Jaisha tests positive for Swine flu
OP Jaisha tests positive for Swine flu
SAI reported that it was very difficult to convince Jaisha to get her blood samples tested at the RGICD
OP Jaisha refused any extra refreshments or water on asking: Coach Nikolai Snesarev
OP Jaisha refused any extra refreshments or water on asking: Coach Nikolai Snesarev
In a new twist to the OP Jaisha saga has emerged with the 33-year old's coach revealing that she had said no to extra water.
Making sense of the OP Jaisha controversy: Should the Indian officials be blamed?
Making sense of the OP Jaisha controversy: Should the Indian officials be blamed?
If Jaisha's allegations are proven to be true, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has violated as many as 5 IAAF sanctioned rules.
OP Jaisha fainted with dehydration after marathon because officials went missing, says "I don't know how I managed to finish"
OP Jaisha fainted with dehydration after marathon because officials went missing, says "I don't know how I managed to finish"
She will now require a long period of rest.
Rio Olympics 2016, Athletics: OP Jaisha and Kavita Raut put up a dismal show in Women's marathon event
Rio Olympics 2016, Athletics: OP Jaisha and Kavita Raut put up a dismal show in Women's marathon event
The athletes never threatened even the top 40 and fell behind as the Marathon progressed.
Rio Olympics 2016, 14th August schedule: TV listings and live stream info for Indian athletes at the Games
Rio Olympics 2016, 14th August schedule: TV listings and live stream info for Indian athletes at the Games
Schedule for the Indian athletes on Day 9 of the Rio Olympics 2016.
5 athletes in the Indian Olympic contingent who come from tribal regions
5 athletes in the Indian Olympic contingent who come from tribal regions
They showed us that is all about winning and overcoming adversities in times of utmost despair.
5 athletes in the Indian Olympic contingent who came from below poverty line
5 athletes in the Indian Olympic contingent who came from below poverty line
"The important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part. The essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well."
Know your Indian Olympian: 10 things to know about OP Jaisha
Know your Indian Olympian: 10 things to know about OP Jaisha
Here's an athlete profile of marathon runner OP Jaisha.
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