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An outstanding Carrom player who is popularly known as Maria.



Anthony Maria Irudayam




Anthony Maria Irudayam
Maria Irudayam is an outstanding
sports personality and is better known in the indoor game of carrom.



Better known as "Maria", He was born on 2nd of June in the year 1956 at
Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. To be a born Sports Person and a
individual with high morals and disciplines, Maria bagged many awards
in Soccer and Carrom right from his childhood days and participated in
many Inter School sports programmes for Soccer, but he had his aim to
excel in Carrom. He completed his SSLC.



At an early age of 16, he started taking part in tournaments of Carrom.
He showed a lot of Sporting talent then and the eagles eye of the
Custom Department of The Government of India decided to give him an
appointment under the "Quota for Sports" for him.



Maria went on with his endeavor with Carrom and played Carrom at
various levels, including the state, national and international levels
for Carrom and he succeeded almost everywhere. He was recognized for
his efforts by the Indian Airlines who gave him an appointment in the
year 1991, he was promoted further to recognize him of his performances
in his further life.

All Records by Anthony Maria Irudayam



1. He was declared the State Champion in Tami Nadu for up to 10 times
during 1982-1993.



2.
He defeated five times at the National Champion, then in the finals,
Suhas Kambli and won the coveted title of the XV Senior National "Men
Singles" at
Pune in 1982.



3. He also won the National Championship for
Nine times:



· XVI Sr.National, Delhi, 1983

· XVIII Sr. National, Ambernath, Maharashtra, 1987

· XIX Sr. National, Nagaon, Assam, 1989

· XX Sr.National, Guntur, AP

· XXI Sr. National, Faridabad, Haryana, 1992

· XXV Sr. National, 1996

· XXVII Sr. National, Akola, Maharashtra, 1998

· XXVIII Sr. National, Nagpur, Maharashtra, 1999.



4. He won the Federation Cup for nearly three times at Guntur in 1994,
then at Dumka in Bihar in 1994, and at Guwahati in the year 1996.



5.
He also won the World Championship for two times in 1st World Carrom
Championship held at Delhi in the year 1991 and then in the 2nd World
Carrom
Championship held in Sri Lanka in the year 1995.


Awards received by Maria Irudayam



· The Best Student Sportsman Award by Tamil Nadu Sports
Journalist Association.

· The Best International Sports in 1996.

· Arjuna Award in 1997 by Government of India.

· Outstanding Sports person which is a Tamil Nadu Award.

· TheBest International Player Award in 1998 by German Carrom
Federation.

· Member of the Indian team that won the Team Event at the First
International Carrom Federation Cup Tournament (1989) at Heidelberg,
Germany.

· Third Pleace, Singles title, First International Carrom
Federation Cap Tournament (1989) at Heidelberg, Germany.

· Runner, Singles title, U.A.E. Carrom Championship (1990) at
Dubai, U.A.E.

· Runner, Singles title, International Invitation Carrom
Tournament (1990) at Basel, Switzerland.

· Champion, Singles title, First World Carrom Championship
(1991) at New Delhi, India.

Anthony Maria Irudayam
· Champion, Doubles title with R. Arokiaraj, First World
Carrom Championship (1991) at New Delhi, India.

· Member of the Indian team that won the Team Event at the First
World Carrom Championship 1991) at New Delhi, India.

· Champion, Singles title, Second World Carrom Championship
(1995) at Colombo, Sri Lanka.

· Runner, Doubles title with R. Arokiaraj, Second World Carrom
Championship (1995) at Colombo, Sri Lanka.

· Member of the Indian team that won the Team Event at the
Second World Carrom Championship (1995) at Colombo, Sri Lanka.

· Third Pleace, Singles title, First U.S. Open International
Carrom Tournament (1996) at Raleigh, USA.

· Member of the Indian team that won the Team Event at the First
U.S. Open International Carrom Tournament (1996) at Raleigh, USA.

· Third Pleace, Singles title, Third International Carrom
Federation Cup Tournament (1997) at London, UK.

· Member
of the Indian team that won the Team Event at the Third International
Carrom Federation Cup Tournament (1997) at London, UK.

· Runner, Singles title, First SAARC Carrom Championship (1997)
at Male, Maldives.

· Member of the Indian team that won the Team Event at the First
SAARC Carrom Championship (1997) at Male, Maldives.

· Champion, Singles title, Champions Championship (1998) at
London, UK.

· Champion, Singles title, First French Open International Open
Carrom Tournament (1998) at Palassaieu, France.

· Runner, Doubles title with Mahendra Tambe, First French Open
International Open Carrom Tournament (1998) at Palassaieu, France.

· Member
of the Indian team that won the Team Event at the First French Open
International Open Carrom Tournament (1998) at Palassaieu, France.

· Champion, Singles title, Second SAARC Carrom Championship
(1998) at Male, Maldives.

· Champion, Doubles title with Jagan Bengle, Second SAARC Carrom
Championship (1998) at Male, Maldives.

· Member of the Indian team that won the Team Event at the
Second SAARC Carrom Championship (1998) at Male, Maldives.

· Champion, Singles title, Third SAARC Carrom Championship
(1999) at Male, Maldives.

· Member of the Indian team that won the Team Event at the Third
SAARC Carrom Championship (1999) at Male, Maldives.

· Member of the Indian team that won the Team Event at the Third
World Carrom Championship (2000) at New Delhi



Regards



Dr. Apurva A. Tamhane





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