Manjima Kuriakose

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Manjima Kuriakose is the first Olympian from Wayanad,Kerala.[1] She was a part of the 4x400 m women relay team at Sydney Olympics in the year 2000.[2] Apart from that, she also won a medal at the Asian Games in 2002 in Athletics.[3] Her fellow athlete Aloysious has alleged that Manjima was a victim of discriminations in terms of opportunities where athletes from North India were giving priorities and that Manjima was sidelined for the (women's) 400 metres relay at the Asian Games.[4] Manjima later became the Deputy Commandant in CRPF[2]


  1. ^ "Olympians From Kerala". Retrieved 2021-07-26.
  2. ^ a b "Rosa Kutty to Anju Bobby George: The Kerala college that nurtured five Olympians". The News Minute. 2021-07-23. Retrieved 2021-07-26.
  3. ^ Nov 1, PTI |; 2002; Ist, 16:28. "Asiad medallists honoured in Kerala - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2021-07-26.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ " sports: Top Kerala athletes complain of bias". Retrieved 2021-07-26.
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