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August 31, 2003
Anju Bobby George created history in Paris on Saturday when she became the first Indian athlete ever to win a medal in a major international competition.
A few others have come close in the past -- Milkha Singh and P T Usha spring to mind -- but never quite made it. George finally broke the barrier when she took the bronze in the women's long jump with a season's best effort of 6.70m.
The young lady from Kerala has made all Indians proud. Here's your chance to congratulate her.