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| On May 24, 2021 6:46 PM IST

Jisna Mathew Athletics: Age, Asian Games, Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Records


Jisna Mathews is an Indian sprinter who represented the nation in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and was also the part of the Indian Mixed relay team of Muhammad Anas, VK Vismaya and Noah Nirmal which finished at third-place in the World Athletics Championships in Doha and secured a berth in 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The relay team of India made history at the World Athletics Championship as the mixed team reached the finals for the first time and also secured their birth in the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The mixed relay team, comprising of Muhammed Anas, VK Vismaya, Jishna Mathew and Noah Nirmal finished third in the 2nd heat of the semi-finals to qualify for the final of the 4x400m in Doha.

Muhammad Anas took the first lap of the relay race and passed the baton to VK Vismaya who raced ahead of the others, maintaining the lead during most of the second lap. Jisna Mathews took the third lap, but a baton fumble while passing it to Tom nearly cost their chances before Tom edged in to give India a third-place finish.

Born: January 07, 1999

Age: 21 years

From: Kerala, India

Height: 5 ft 1 inch (155 cm)

Jisna Mathews Records & Personal Bests:

100 m – 12.08 in Kozhikode (6 December 2015)

200 m – 23.98 in Guntur 2017

400 m – 52.65 in New Delhi (15 May 2017)

Jisna Mathews Commonwealth Youth Games

  • Won silver medals for 400m

Jisna Mathews Asian Youth Athletics Championship in Doha

  • Won silver medals for 400m

Jisna Mathews Asian Championships in Wuhan

  • Won silver medal in 4×400 m relay

2016 Asian Junior Athletics Championships

  • Two gold medals for 400m and 4×400m

2017 Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneshwar

  • Won a bronze medal in 400m
  • Won a Gold medal as a part of the winning 4x400m relay team

Asian Junior Championships:

  • Gold medal in 2016 in 400 m in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Gold medal in 2016 in 4×400 m relay in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Gold medal in 2018 in 400 m in Gifu
  • Silver medal in 2018 in 4×400 m relay in Gifu
  • Bronze medal in 2018 in 200 m in Gifu

Lesser known facts:

  • India finished seventh across the heats behind Poland and Brazil and also improved on their previous season-best of 3:16.47.
  • An Olympics spot is given to the top eight performers in the relay races in the World Championships.
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