SHINY WILSON (nee Abraham) (born 8 May 1965) is a retired Indian
athlete. She has been a National Champion in
800 metres for 14 years.
Shiny Abraham Wilson (Shiny Abraham) represented
* 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Participation * 4 Awards * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links
Shiny was then trained at G.V. Raja Sports School in Trivandrum before she moved to Alphonsa College in Palai.
She is married to Wilson Cherian, who is also an international swimmer and an Arjuna awardee. They have three children: Shilpa, Sandra and Shane.
She is currently the Indian team selector and government nominee for selection committee board. Presently working as general manager (South) At FCI Chennai.
Shiny Abraham's athletics career ran alongside that of
PT Usha from
the time the two of them represented the country in the
After that and until she announced her retirement, she has won the
event every time she did the course on the national scene, A veteran
of four Olympics and three Asian Games, Shiny has some great moments
to cherish, particularly the experience in the 1984 Los Angeles
Shiny also has some bitter memories, of the day when she cut into the
inner lane and was disqualified while very much in front of the field
during the 1986
'HER MOST MEMORABLE COMPETITION WAS THE ASIAN TRACK METERS TO COME SECOND BEHIND SUN SUMEI OF CHINA BUT SHINY WAS DECLARED THE WINNER AS SUMEI TESTED POSITIVE FOR DOPING. ONE OF HER GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS WAS THAT SHE WAS RUNNING EVEN FASTER AFTER THE BIRTH OF HER CHILD AND SHE SET A NEW RECORD OF 1:59.85 IN THE 800M RACE AT THE 1995 SOUTH ASIAN FEDERATION (SAF) GAMES IN CHENNAI. ''''''''''
She is married to well-known international swimmer and Arjuna awardee, Cherian Wilson and employed as Deputy Manager (Sports) with Food corporation of India,
Shiny was awarded the Arjuna Award in 1985, Birla Award in 1996 and
Barcelona (1992) and Atlanta(1996) . .
Although she didn't win any medals at any of the four Olympics, she
and P.T. Usha powered
She was also the CAPTAIN OF THE INDIAN CONTINGENT AT THE 1992 GAMES.
In the Asian Track and Field meets, she has won 7 Gold Medals, 6 Silver Medals and 2 Bronze Medals.
FIRST INDIAN WOMEN ATHLETE TO REACH THE SEMI-FINALS IN OLYMPICS IN WOMEN\'S 800M
FIRST INDIAN WOMAN CAPTAIN AND FLAG BEARER FOR INDIAN CONTINGENT FOR 1996 ATLANTA OLYMPICS
* She received the
* ^ A B C D E F G H I Chitra Garg (2010). Indian Champions. Rajpal & Sons. pp. 52–54. ISBN 9788170288527 . * ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2015.