Wednesday, October 29, 2014

T.C.YOHANNAN

T.C.Yohannan is a former Indian long jumper who made a record in National
 Games which nobody could break for about three decades.
T.C.Yohannan (Thadathuvila Chandapillai Yohannan) was born on 19th May 1947 at Kundara, Kollam district in Kerala.Aftere his studies he joined Bhilai Steel plant.At school level and college he was an active sports person.
He participated in long jump and  triple jump in various sports meet held there.

In the year 1970 he finished as the second in National level.
In 1971 he set a National mark of 7.60 metres in Patiala.
Tinu Yohannan
Meanwhile he represented India in an International meet and won Gold Medals for Long Jump and Triple Jump.
He became National triple jump champion in 1972.
T.C.Yohannan  set new National Record of 7.78 metres in 1973.
At Teheran Asian Games he set a record of 8.07 metres in 1974.
He also received Gold medals in  sports meet held in Japan next year.
T.C.Yohannan also won Championship at Philipines and Sibu City.
He represented India in the Montreal Olympics in 1976 but could not achieve a medal.
Former Indian team member of Cricket, Tinu Yohannan is his son.




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