Amoz Jacob is an Indian track and field athlete, known for competing in the 400 m, 800 m and relay events. He won the gold medal in the men’s 400m event at the 21st Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championships in March 2021 with a timing of 45.68 seconds. Amoz Jacob has booked his place in the relay squad for the 2022 Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham, England.
Amoz Jacob aka PA Amoz Jacob was born on Saturday, May 2, 1998.age 24 years; by 2022) in Thellakam, Kerala. His zodiac sign is Taurus. He completed his bachelor’s degree in commerce from Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, New Delhi, India. After completing his graduation, Amoz started pursuing Bachelor of Physical Education degree from Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Hair Color: black
Eye Colour: black
Amoz Jacob belongs to a Christian family.
parents and siblings
Not much information is available about Amoz’s father. His mother’s name is Mary Kutty, who is a head nurse at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Hospital, New Delhi.
He has a younger sister, Anu Jacob.
Amoz Jacob started his career as a 100m sprinter, but his coach Arvind Kapoor advised him to train himself for the 400m and 800m races. On 5 May 2016, he won the boys’ 800m event at the 4th Junior Federation Cup National Athletics Championships at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.
In June 2016, Amoz competed in the Asian Junior Championships in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In July 2017, he competed in the 4x400m relay event with a timing of 3:02.92 along with his teammates Kunhu Mohammad, Arokia Rajeev and Mohammad Anas at the Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar. On 18 November 2017, he participated in the Junior Boys U20 400m event with a timing of 46.59 seconds at the 33rd Coromandel National Junior Athletic Championship 2017 held at Acharya Nagarjuna University Athletics Ground in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.
In the same year, he clocked 46.50 seconds in the men’s 400 meters event at the 57th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. In April 2018, Amoz competed in the men’s 4x400m relay event at the Commonwealth Games held in Australia. In 2020, Amoz was a part of the men’s 4×400 relay event at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
In 2021, he won the men’s 400m event at Indian Grand Prix 2 and Indian Grand Prix 3 with timings of 46.00 seconds and 45.70 seconds respectively. Amoz participated in the 21st Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championships in the men’s 400m category with a timing of 45.68 seconds at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports in Patiala in March 2021.
In March 2022, Amoz won the men’s 400m race at the Indian Grand Prix-1 held in Thiruvananthapuram, finishing with a time of 45.98 seconds.
In June 2022, Amoz won the men’s 400m event at the 61st National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships in Chennai, clocking 45.68 seconds.
- 2017: The national record in the junior boys’ U20 400m event at the 33rd Coromandel National Junior Athletic Championships 2017 with a timing of 46.59 seconds, broke Virendra Punk’s previous record set in 2006 with a time of 46.99 seconds.
- 2020: Asian record of 3 minutes 25 seconds in 4*400 men’s relay at Tokyo Olympics 2020, breaking the previous record of 3:00.56 set by Qatar in Asian Games 2018.
Watch Amoz Jacob’s finishing blitz that helped India finish fourth in Heat 2 and go straight into the history books. I#stronger together , #unitedbyemotion , #tokyo2020 , #bestoftokyo pic.twitter.com/gdDYPX2RLD
— Olympic Games (@OlympicKhel) August 6, 2021
- 2016: Asian Junior Championships (Men’s 800m event) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- 2017: Asian Athletics Championships 2017, Bhubaneswar
- 2017: 33rd Coromandel National Junior Athletic Championship, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
- 2021: 21st Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championship, Patiala
- 2016: Asian Junior Championships (Men’s 4x400m Relay) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Facts / Trivia
- Amoz was interested in football while studying in school. He was spotted during a football match by Arvind Kapoor, a physical trainer at his school. He advised Amoz to specialize as a runner. In an interview, he talked about Amoz and said,
His height, his gait and his stride were suitable for a 400/800m athlete. He already had incredible speed, so I worked on his endurance. ,
- Amoz religiously observes a ritual in which he recites a short prayer at the beginning of the event and after crossing the end line.
- In an interview, when asked whether losing affects him or not, Amoz said,
I don’t think much, honestly. That has been my motto. I don’t get discouraged even after losing. So I’m going to take it step by step. Whatever happens will be seen.”
- In 2018, during the Commonwealth Games in Australia, Jacob fell on the track in the 4*400 men’s relay event. His teammates ran towards him to derail him, eliminating him from the game.
- Talking about winning the gold medal in Federation Cup 2021 in an interview, Amoz said,
No, I’m not surprised, I was ready for the time. I thought I could score around 45.5 runs, but my decision in the Federation Cup was very wrong. I ran the first 300 very fast, then I got tired.”
- During the men’s 4x400m relay event at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Amoz ran in the final stage with a time of 44.68 seconds.
- In 2022, Amoz Jacob suffered an injury during the 4x400m relay event at the National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships. As a result, he had to withdraw from the men’s 4x400m relay event at the Eugene World Athletic Championships 2022. In an interview, while talking about his injury, Amoz said
I had recovered from a hamstring injury and resumed training but I was yet to reach my peak fitness so I decided to pull out of the World Meet. Now I am working on full fitness and am happy with my progress. If all goes well, I will be ready for the Commonwealth Games. But I need to do some running before the Commonwealth Games to test my fitness. But I am not sure about participating in any competition before the Commonwealth Games.