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Suresh Babu

Full name: Suresh Babu
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: February 10, 1953 in Kollam, Kerala, India
Died: February 19, 2011 in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Country: IND India
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Suresh Babu excelled in several jumps, winning a total of 15 Indian titles in three distinct events: high jump (six), long jump (three), triple jump (three) and decathlon (three). He debuted internationally at the Munich Olympics, bowing out in the qualification, but did better at the 1974 Asian Games, where he won a bronze in the decathlon. A year later, he became Asian champion in that same discipline. In the long jump, he won gold at the 1978 Asian Games, and bronze in the Commonwealth Games that same year. Babu's last international medal came in 1979, when he was runner-up at the Asian Championships in the long jump. Although he retired after that performance, he remained involved in athletics as a coach and administrator. He died in 2011 while attending the Indian National Games in Jharkhand.

Personal Best: HJ – 2.09 (1978); LJ – 7.97 (1979); TJ – 16.18 (1976); Dec (1962 tables) – 7380 (1973).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics Men's High Jump India IND 40 QR

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC TABHC C/F/P
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics India Qualifying Round 40 1.90 2 2 3
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics India Qualifying Round Group B 18 1.90 2 2 3
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics India Qualifying Round Group B 1.80 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics India Qualifying Round Group B 1.90 metres 11 xxo 2 2 3 1.90
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics India Qualifying Round Group B 2.00 metres 18 xxx 2 2 3 1.90
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