Anilda Thomas
Country India
Date of Birth 1993-05-06
Age 27 years
Birth Place India
Major Teams India
Playing Details Relay
Anilda Thomas & Nirmala , Women's 4x400m Relay, Athletics
  • Group
    20th Aug, 5.21pm


  • She won the women’s 400m gold in the Indian Grand Prix, the athletics season opener, in New Delhi 2016.



Anilda's emergence is considered a boost for the relay squad. She initially chose to keep off the national camp and train on her own under her coach Jaikumar. But later changed her mind to escape AFI's displeasure. Anilda showed her improvement by beating the country's best in the 400 m both in the Grand Prix and the Federation Cup, both in New Delhi.


She beat Poovamma in both events. In the Federation cup she clocked 52.40s ahead of Poovamma for the gold. That was 0.20 secs off the Olympic mark. She was part of the quartet that clocked 3:27.88s in the Bangalore Grand Prix.