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82-year-old former Kerala MLA wins two bronze in world masters meet

- July 10, 2022

Thiruvananthapuram, July 10 (BPNS)

A former member of the Kerala legislative assembly from Piravom and senior leader of the CPM, M.J. Jacob (82) has won two bronze medals in World Masters Athletic Tampere in Finland, his office informed.

The veteran politician won the medals in the 200 m hurdles and 80 m hurdles competition in the M80 category which is for men aged between 80 and 84 years.

He had won gold medals in 80 m hurdles and 200 m hurdles in Kerala masters athletics held earlier this year. He had also won gold medal in the Asian masters athletics championship previously.

M.J. Jacob had won the Pirvarom assembly seat for the CPM in 2006 defeating the then sitting MLA and former minister late T.M. Jacob. Piravom is a Congress bastion and his victory was rated as a surprising win in the electoral politics of Kerala.

He was also the former president of Tirumarady panchayath and served as Ernakulam district panchayath member.

The World Masters Athletic Tampere is held from June 29 to July 10th is a world championship event for athletics (track and field) for male and female athletes aged 35 and above.