Anju back to number four in rankings
Despite a lowly sixth place finish at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, Anju Bobby George has climbed a notch up to number four in the latest long jump world rankings of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
The lanky Keralite had dropped to number five at the start of the month after she failed to make it to the finals at the World Indoor Championship in Moscow under controversial circumstances.
Anju has had a less than spectacular beginning to 2006, struggling to achieve the marks she recorded while winning the Asian Championship at Incheon, South Korea, and the silver medal at the World Athletics Finals in Monaco.
She opened her season with a second place in the Asian Indoor Championship with a best leap of 6.32m. She followed it up with a jump of 4.47m at the Federation Cup in New Delhi before leaving for Moscow where her she registered a best of 6.34m.
In Melbourne too, she managed only 6.54m to finish way behind gold medallist and local favourite Bronwyn Thompson.