News Karnataka
Friday, March 01 2024
Other Sports

82 y/o ex-MLA wins two bronzes in World Masters Athletics

82yearold Kerala exMLA wins two bronzes in World Masters Athletics
Photo Credit : Facebook

Thiruvananthapuram: CPI-M leader and former Kerala MLA, 82 y/o M.J. Jacob has won two bronze medals in the World Masters Athletic meet in Finland, his office said.

The 82-year-old politician won the medals in the 80 m and 200 m hurdles competition in the M80 category which is for men aged between 80 and 84 years.

He had won gold medals in 80 m hurdles and 200 m hurdles in Kerala Masters athletics held earlier this year. Jacob had also won a gold medal in the Asian Masters athletics championship previously.

Jacob had won the Pirvarom MLA seat for the CPI-M in 2006, defeating sitting MLA and former minister T.M. Jacob. Piravom is a Congress bastion and his victory was rated as a surprise.

He was also the former President of Tirumarady panchayat and served as an Ernakulam district panchayat member.

The World Masters Athletic Tampere, held from June 29 to July 10, is a world championship event for athletics (track and field) for male and female athletes aged 35 and above.

Read more:

80th All India Inter-University Athletic Meet concludes; PT Usha presides

Woman wins gold at her debut Int’l Masters Athletics competition

PM meets Nari Shakti awardees, celebrates their success

St. Aloysius Gonzaga CBSE School: creating “educated minds” for the future

Japan’s ‘Golden Bolt’ sets 100m world record in centenarian race

Share this:
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

To get the latest news on WhatsApp