Mercy Kuttan was born on January 1, 1960, in Kerala, India. Mercy Kuttan’s full name is Mercy Matthews-Kuttan. Mercy Kuttan is from the sports field and she does long jump and 400-meter race. She is an Indian Athlete and she is representing India from many national and international games.

In the year 1982, she was the part of Asian Games in Long Jump. She was also the part of Asian Athletics Championship in the year 1981 and she did long jump and 4x400 meter relay race. She is the first Indian woman who crosses six-meter long race. In the year 1989, she won the Arjuna Award for her amazing performance in the Indian Sports. She has got the honor to become the Vice President of the Kerala State Sports Council. 

In the year 1981, she won the Bronze Medal in the Asian Championship in 4x400 meter relay race and long jump. In the year 1982, she received the Silver medal in long jump in the Asian Games. In the year 1983, she was the representative of India in the World Championship in Athletics, but she was unable to qualify the finals. She was the first lady from Kerala who won the medal in Asian Track. In the year 1988, she completed her 400-meter race in Seoul Olympics and she won the first round.

Her husband’s name is Murali Kuttan and he was also a 400-meter Champion at the National level. She has two children named Sujith Kuttan and Suraj Kuttan. Mercy Kuttan and Murali Kuttan are the first couples who won the Asian Medals. Murali became the coach and he asked Mercy to switch to 400-meters from long jump. Murali and Mercy also worked for the company named Tata Steel, Jamshedpur. Both Mercy Kuttan and Murali Kuttan have their own Athletics Academy in Kochi. In the year 1976-78, she won the National School Games Championship in Long Jump. In the year 1988 she won the National Championship in 400-meter race.

In the year 1981, she was a representative of India in the world Spartakyad in Moscow. She was also the part of the Commonwealth Games, Australia in the year 1982. In the year 1987, she won the Gold Medal in the SAF Games for Long Jump in Calcutta. She was the first woman who was the part of the Commonwealth Games. She is a very hard working woman and making the country proud with her talent.

Geetha Narayanan Gopal Tamil Actor

Geetha Narayanan Gopal

Geetha Narayanan Gopal is an Indian chess master from Kerala. He was born on 29th March 1989 (Age: 27). He had created a history in the world of chess by becoming Kerala's youngest Grand Master at the age of 18. His current FIDE rating is 2579 (February 2017), and Peak rating is 2611 (July 2010). He had also received the prestigious Tigran Mets Medal as a joint winner in the Lake Sevan 2007. The Tigran Mets Medal is a very special honor of the Republic of Armenia. Geetha Narayanan Gopal was born in a Nair family, to Prof. B. Narayanan Pillai and Prof. Geetha Prakasini in Muvattupuzha, Kerala. G.N Gopal has an older brother Gokul who is a Computer Engineer. He started with chess when he was ten years old with the guidance of his father, and it immediately became a major part of his life since then. He was initially trained by TM Sankaran Namboothiripad and then later trained by Ruslan Scherbakov and Evgeny Vladimirov. G.N Gopal bagged the title of Kerala's first Grand Master in 2007 at the age of 18 and became the International Grand master in 2006 at the age of 17. His achievements are extraordinary as he was the only one to become a Grand master after just eight years of taking up chess. He became the National Junior Champion when he was 15 years old and won his first international championship in Dubai Juniors, Dubai (2003). He was a part of the four members of the Indian team in the India-Israel championship in April 2012, where India won the match against Israel. He had also represented Indian in the World Mind Sports Games (WMSG), Beijing in 2008, which was held for the very first time. He has also secured a bronze medal in Asian Games which was organized in Guangzhou, China on November 2010 and also in the World Team Championship at Bursa, Turkey in 2010. He has received a silver medal in Asian team championship, China (May 2012) and much more. In 2009, the All India Chess Federation had barred him from participating in any chess championship as he hadn't played any National Championship. However, the AICF was charged with arbitrariness, and the ban was lifted subsequently. G.N Gopal works as an Executive (Sports) in Bharat Petroleum and is currently living in Aluva. Gopal has popularized the effect of chess in Kerala like Vishwanathan Anand has done in the country.

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Jimmy George

Jimmy George, born on the 8th of March in the year 1955 in Peravur, Kannur, Kerala, India was a very good volleyball player. Being a part of the Indian National Volleyball Team, he was also considered to be one of the country’s best volleyball players. He was a professional volleyball player and he also played for a club in Italy. He was the first Indian volleyball player to have achieved that feat. Jimmy was born to the Kudakachira family, which was very famous. His family resided at Thondiyil, near Kannur in Kerala. His father’s name was Joseph George and his mother’s name was Mary George. His father was also a volleyball player and he played at the University-level. His inspiration was his father, and he learned to play volleyball from him only. He did his schooling at Saint Joseph’s High School in Peravoor. He played for his school’s volleyball team. The University of Calicut volleyball team made him a member in 1970. He went to Saint Thomas College in 1973 in Pala. Between 1973 to 1976 he represented the Kerala University four times in volleyball. During these four years this Kerala volleyball team won the competition. Jimmy joined Kerala Police after quitting medical college and then joined the Police volleyball team. He even shifted to the Persian Gulf in order to play for the Abu Dhabi Sports Club. He then left that club and joined Colette Club in Italy to play for them for a season. He then played for System Impiani before returning to India and playing for Kerala Police. Jimmy was a part of the National volleyball team of India and represented the country in Asian Games of Seoul, Bangkok, and Tehran where the team won Bronze medals. The Indian team which played at Abu Dhabi had Jimmy as their captain, and under his captainship Indian team won the Indian Gold Cup in International Volleyball Tournament in Hyderabad. He received the Arjuna award at the age of twenty-one. He also won the G. V. Raman Award and the Manorama Award for the best volleyball player in Kerala. Unfortunately just at the age of thirty-two, Jimmy died due to a car accident. His accident took place in Italy on the 30th of November in the year 1987. It was rather a sad day for all the citizens of Kerala, especially that of Peravoor. Thousands of them participated in the function. His body now lies at the Cemetry of Saint Joseph’s Church in Peravoor.

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