Bollanda Pramila Aiyappa-Athlete
Bollanda Pramila Aiyappa a Kodava sportsperson was born on May 8, 1977, in Kodagu, an Indian heptathlon Queen Pramila made her official debut for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where she placed twenty-fourth in the women’s heptathlon event.
Bollanda P Aiyappa
- At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Pramila made a comeback from her eight-year absence to compete for the second time in women’s heptathlon, along with her fellow athletes Shobha Javur and Susmita Singha Roy.
- She initially placed twenty-eighth out of forty-three heptathletes in the event, with a total score of 5,771 points, but was elevated to a single higher position, when Ukraine’s Lyudmila Blonska stripped of her silver medal after she tested positive for methyltestosterone.
- Pramila represented the host nation India at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, where she missed out of medal contention in the heptathlon, finishing only in fifth place, with a total score of 5,330 points.
- Double Olympian Bollanda PramilaAiyappa, had finished fifth in the Commonwealth Games held in New Delhi recently.
- She was the first Kodava athlete to win an individual medal at the Asian Games
- Winner of several awards at the State and the national level, Ms.Aiyappa said her favourite events in heptathlon were long jump and high jump. It had given her more points when it came ultimately to overall points count in the heptathlon. Her best was 6,105 points and the Sydney Olympic trials in 2000.
- Heptathlon 2nd Place Jakarta – 2000
- Long Jump 5th Place Jakarta – 2000
- Heptathlon 5th Place Manila – 2003
- Heptathlon 3rd Place Jakarta – 2010
Common Wealth Games
- Heptathlon 5th Place New Delhi – 2010
- Long Jump 1st Place Chennai- 2000
- Long Jump 1st Place Chennai- 2001
- Long Jump 1st Place Mumbai – 2004
- Heptathlon 1st Place Bhopal- 2009