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The season did not end with Melbourne: Anju

Long jump ace Anju Bobby George said she had put behind her disappointment and set her focus on this year's Asian Games at Doha.

india Updated: Mar 29, 2006 12:23 IST

Long jump ace Anju Bobby George on Wednesday said she had put behind her the disappointment of missing out on a medal at the 18th Commonwealth Games and set her focus on this year's Athletics World Cup and the Asian Games at Doha.

Anju, who finished sixth at the Melbourne Games which concluded on Sunday, said that although a medal eluded her, she was confident of her form and of winning a medal in the coming international events.

"This is not the end of the season. As we go on, our rhythm improves," Anju said on her arrival from Australia here tonight.

Anju was accompanied by her husband-coach Robert Bobby George.

"Even though I did not get a medal, I am improving and confident of getting a medal in future events.

"I am aiming at the Athletics World Cup in Greece and the Doha Asiad (in December)."

Anju, a bronze medallist at the previous Commonwealth Games in Manchester, said things simply did not go her way in Melbourne.

"I could not find my rhythm, it was not my day," she said.

"Bronwyn Thompson (of Australia) had a big jump (6.97m) and had the home crowd cheering for her.

"I was looking for silver but it was not my day. There was very little difference between me and the five girls ahead of me."

First Published: Mar 29, 2006 12:23 IST