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Kishore Jena

Kishore Jena is an Indian javelin throw player who has competed in several national and international competitions. He got viral in August 2023 after his visa got cancelled before a javelin tournament in Budapest, Hungary.

Wiki/Biography

Kishore Kumar Jena [1]Indian Athletics aka Kishore Jena Rinku [2]Facebook – Kishore Jena Rinku was born on Wednesday, 6 September 1995 (age 28 years; as of 2023) in Kothasahi village of Brahmagiri area of Puri district, Odisha, India. His zodiac sign is Virgo. He was interested in sports since his childhood and used to play volleyball more than javelin throw. He later tried to get admission to the sports hostel at Bhubaneswar in the volleyball sport; however, he did not have any certificate in volleyball to show, hence he showed the certificate for javelin throw during a tournament in Cuttack after which he was granted admission, and he started his training in the javelin throw in 2015. He completed his schooling at Brahmagiri High School, Puri. He later pursued graduation at Utkal University in Bhubaneswar. [3]Facebook – Kishore Jena Rinku

Kishore Jena during his school days

Kishore Jena during his school days

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 8″

Weight (approx.): 70 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 40″, Waist 32″, Biceps 14″

Kishore Jena physical appearance

Family

He belongs to a poor Hindu family.

Parents & Siblings

His father’s name is Keshab Jena, and his mother’s name is Harapriya Jena, who are farmers. He has six elder sisters.

Wife

He is unmarried.

Relationships/Affairs

He is single.

Career

In 2015, he moved to the Bhubaneswar sports hostel and trained under Nila Madhab Panda. He joined Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in 2016 and moved to Bhopal, he continued his training under Rupanwita Panda.

Kishore Jena during training in Bhopal

Kishore Jena during training in Bhopal

He later started training at NIS, Patiala under the coach Samarjeet Singh Malhi where he improved significantly. After throwing the javelin for more than 80 meters distance for the first time, he was astonished at his progress and said that he thought it was impossible to do it. He later broke many national and international records.

Kishore Jena with his coach, Samarjeet Singh Malhi (left)

Kishore Jena with his coach, Samarjeet Singh Malhi (left)

Medals

Gold

  • In the 64th Odisha State Athletics Championship, held from 2-4 April 2017; set a new meet record of 72.77 meters, and also awarded the best male athlete of the championship
  • In the 65th Odisha State Athletics Championship, held from 28-30 December 2017
  • In the 68th Odisha State Senior Athletics Championship on 7 September 2021; set a new state record of 76.41 meters
  • In the 3rd National Open Javelin Throw Championships on 24 October 2021
  • In the 2nd Indian Open Throws Competition on 1 March 2023; made a personal best throw of 78.93 meters

    Kishore Jena (centre) after winning gold at the 2nd Indian Open Throws Competition

    Kishore Jena (centre) after winning gold at the 2nd Indian Open Throws Competition

  • In the Indian Grand Prix 1 at LNCPE on 20 March 2023; made a personal best throw of 81.05 meters
  • In the Lebanon National Athletics Championships on 21 July 2023
  • In the Sri Lanka National Athletics Championship on 28 July 2023; made a personal best throw of 84.38 meters

Silver

  • In the 26th East Zone Junior Athletic Championship in boys under-20 javelin throw event on 20-21 September 2014
  • In the 62nd National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championship on 19 June 2023; made a personal best of 82.87 meters

    Kishore Jena (left, standing) after winning silver medal at 62nd National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championship

    Kishore Jena (left, standing) after winning the silver medal at the 62nd National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championship

Bronze

  • In the 61st AFI National Open Athletics Championships on 18 October 2022

Facts/Trivia

  • Kishore Jena’s visa was cancelled before the World Athletics Championships in Budapest in August 2023 following which the Indian gold medal winner, Neeraj Chopra, took to Twitter and requested the Indian Foreign Minister, S. Jaishankar, to help Jena. It was later reported that Jena got the visa in time to compete further. [4]Sportstar [5]Twitter – Kishore Jena

  • He took motivation from videos of Jan Zelezny, the world record holder, and Neeraj Chopra, the Olympic gold medalist from India.
  • Kishore extended his run-up distance from 13-14 meters to 21 meters under the guidance of his javelin coach, Samarjeet Singh Malhi and also lowered the angle at which he released the javelin.

    Kishore Jena during a practice session

    Kishore Jena during a practice session

  • As of August 2023, he holds the record for throwing the javelin to the fourth-largest distance among Indian javelin players.

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