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.