Who is Kishore Jena javelin thrower, biography, age, height, family and state birth place

Who is Kishore Jena javelin thrower, biography, age, height, family and state birth place

Kishore Jena is an Indian track and field athlete who competes in the Javelin Throw, check out his biography and more about him below

Kishore Jena was one of the three Indian finalists to compete in the finals of the World Athletics Championships 2023.

Who is Kishore Jena javelin thrower, biography, age, height, family, state birth place

Jena holds the special distinction of throwing the javelin to the fourth-longest distance among Indian javelin players.

Kishore Jena bio

Kishore Jena is an Indian track and field athlete who competes in the Javelin throw and was born on 6 September 1995. Jen was born and grew up in Kothasahi village, Brahmagiri area, Puri district, Odisha, India. During his childhood, he attend the Brahmagiri High School, Puri and later attended Utkal University, in Bhubaneswar. Kishore showed a keen interest in sports from a very young age particularly in volleyball and Javelin throwing.

Age and height

Kishore Rena is currently 27 years old and stands at a height of 1.73 m (5’ 8”).



As of now, Kishore is currently unmarried and is presumably single and not in any relationship.


Kishore was born to parents Keshab Jena and Harapriya Jena who are both farmers by profession. He comes from a large family and he is the youngest of seven children with six older sisters.

Kishore Jena career

Throughout his career, Kishore Jena has competed in many national and international competitions. However, he started out competing in Javelin in quite an unconventional way.  As a teenager, Kishore sought admission to join the sports hostel in Bhubaneswar for volleyball. However, he did not have the necessary certificates, as such, he used his javelin throw certificate from a Cuttack tournament.

H eventually got in and began his training in javelin throw back in 2015 under Nila Madhab Panda. Later that year in 2016, Kishore Jena joined the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in Bhopal. Under the CISG, he continued to train under Rupanwita Panda before shifting his training to the National Institute of Sports (NIS), located in Patiala. At NIS, he trained under coach Samarjeet Singh Malhi and notably made some significant adjustments to his technique.


He made some major changes like increasing his run-up distance from 13-14 meters to 21 meters and then modified his release angle, which caused some remarkable improvements in his performances. He improved so much that he even managed to throw over 80 meters. Kishore Jena admitted that he took inspiration from videos of Jan Zelezny and Neeraj Chopra during his training.

Just recently, Jena got his visa cancelled ahead of the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. However, with the help of Neeraj Chopra who appealed to Indian Foreign Minister, S. Jaishankar for help, the matter was eventually solved. This turned out to be a significant move as Kishore secured the 5th spot at the WAC 2023 Javelin finals.

Kishore Jena records and achievements

Given below is a list of all the medals that Kishore Jena has won so far:

Event Date Medal  
64th Odisha State Athletics Championship 2-4 April 2017 Gold New meet record of 72.77 meters, and won best male athlete award
65th Odisha State Athletics Championship 28-30 December 2017 Gold
68th Odisha State Senior Athletics Championship 7 September 2021 Gold New state record of 76.41 meters
3rd National Open Javelin Throw Championships 24 October 2021 Gold
2nd Indian Open Throws Competition 1 March 2023 Gold Personal best throw of 78.93 meters
Indian Grand Prix 1 at LNCPE 20 March 2023 Gold Personal best throw of 81.05 meters
Lebanon National Athletics Championships 21 July 2023 Gold
Sri Lanka National Athletics Championship 28 July 2023 Gold Personal best throw of 84.38 meters
26th East Zone Junior Athletic Championship 20-21 September 2014 Silver
62nd National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championship 19 June 2023 Silver Personal best of 82.87 meters


61st AFI National Open Athletics Championships 18 October 2022 Bronze


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