O P Jaisha
Country India
Date of Birth 1983-05-23
Age 37 years
Birth Place India
Major Teams India
Playing Details 5000m,1500m,4 x 400m Relay,3000m Steeplechase
O P Jaisha, Women's Marathon, Athletics
  • Group
    14th Aug, 6:00pm
    Rank:89 Time:2:47.19
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Achievements

  • She is the current national record holder in the marathon, a distinction she achieved by clocking 2:34:43 at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing.
  • Bronze in 2014 Asian Games
  • Bronze in 2006 Asian Games
  • Bronze in Mumbai Marathon 2016

 

Biography

This Kerala experienced athlete is the National record holder. Her effort of 2:34:43 hrs at the 2015 world championship in China improved her own mark of 2:37.29 which she had clocked earlier in 2015 in the Mumbai Marathon .

 

The China performance also helped her get the berth for Rio. Jaisha had won bronze medals in the 1500 m in Doha (2006) and 5000 m in Incheon (2014). In a way Jaisha is an all rounder for she has been game for all the gruelling distance running.

 

From 1500m upwards her name features in every race of higher distance. Jaisha shifted to marathon at the advice of her foreign coach Dr Nikolai Snesarev. The bronze medal in the Asian Championship in 2014 her concentration for marathon grew. She beat the19-year old record of Sathyabhama.

 

The 33-year old has been representing the country since 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. For the Rio meet, she has been training in Udhagamandalam under the Belarus coach.