Amoj Jacob is an Indian track and field athlete, who is well-known for his participation in 400m, 800m, and relay. Amoj Jacob booked his position in the relay team for Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, England. Amoj Jacob’s childhood picture with his parents.Since childhood, Amoj was interested in football. While studying in school, he was spotted during a football match by Arvind Kapoor, a physical trainer in his school. He advised Amoj to specialize as a sprinter. In an interview, he talked about Amoj and said, His height, his movement, and his strides were suited for a 400/800m athlete. He already had incredible speed, so I worked on his endurance.” The Indian Express.Initially, Amoj Jacob started his career as a 100m sprinter, but his coach Arvind Kapoor advised him to train for 400m and 800m running events.On 5 May 2016, Amoj won the boy’s 800m event at the 4th Junior Federation Cup National Athletics Championship at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru. Amoj Jacob at the 4th Junior Federation Cup National Athletics Championship.In June 2016, Amoj participated in the Asian Junior Championship in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in two categories, men’s 800m and 4x400m relay.In July 2017, he competed in the 4x400m men’s relay at the Asian Athletics Championships at Bhubneshwar along with his teammates Kunhu Muhammed, Arokia Rajiv, and Mohammad Anas with a reported timing of 3:02.92 minutes.In April 2018, Amoj, along with his team members Noah Nirmal Tom, Muhammed Ajmal, and Muhammed Anas Yahiya, reached the finals of the men’s 4*400 relay in the Commonwealth Games held in Australia. Amoj Jacob after passing the baton to Muhammed Anas Yahiya at Commonwealth Games 2018.During the Commonwealth Games 2018, Amoj collapsed on the track while running in the finals for the 4*400 men’s relay. His teammates rushed toward him to take him off the tracks, which led to their elimination from the game. Amoj Jacob (centre) taken off the track by his teammates at Commonwealth Games 2018.Amoj competed in the men’s 4x400m relay in Tokyo Olympics 2020 along with his teammates Muhammed Anas Yahiya, Arokia Rajiv, and Noah Nirmal Tom. Amoj ran the last leg with a reported timing of 44.68 seconds. Though, they broke the Asian record for men’s 4*400 relay, but couldn’t qualify for the finals.Amoj competed in the men’s 400m category with a timing of 45.68 seconds in the 21st Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championship in March 2021 at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports in Patiala.