- In this Indian name, the name Maheshwary is a matronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Renjith.
|Born||30 January 1986|
Channanikadu, Kottayam, Kerala, India
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||17.30 m NR (Bangalore 2016)|
Renjith Maheśwary (born 30 January 1986 in Kottayam, Kerala) is an Indian triple jumper. He finished fourth at the 2006 Asian Games and won the 2007 Asian Championships. He also competed at the 2007 World Championships, the 2011 World Championships and the 2013 World Championships but did not reach the final in any of those events. He represented India at the 2008 Beijing Olympics as well as in 2012 London Olympics. At the 2012 London Games as at the World Championships in Daegu, he committed three consecutive foul jumps at the qualifying stage, stopped his Olympic campaign. Renjith, had performed badly at the Beijing Olympics too, where he came up with a best of 15.77m. Later, he tested positive for a stimulant but was let off with a three-month suspension.
With a jump of 17.07 metres at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Renjith held the Indian national record till 2014, when it was beaten by Arpinder Singh. Now Renjith made a new Indian record of 17.30 m in Indian grand prix meet at Bengaluru on 11 July 2016
Renjith Maheswary has won the gold medal in Asian Grand Prix 2012.
On 19 September 2013, Sports Ministry of India announced that he would not be given Arjuna Award over the allegations of doping pending against him. Earlier his name figured among the list of Arjuna Awardees for 2013.
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