Athlete takes pet cat 'Tinku' to venue for good luck
Thenhipalam (Malappuram): When Alba is set to break records in high jump this time, there will be a kitten mewing and cheering for her in the gallery along with her family.
Alba Manoj, a high jump athlete and class 9 student of St Joseph’s HSS in Pullurampara in Kozhikode, took her pet cat Tinku to the gallery to watch her contesting in State Athletics Meet. The event is held at Calicut University Campus stadium. Alba’s friends also crowded around Tinku to pamper the kitten.
As Alba could not go to school after lockdown was imposed, Tinku gave her company at home. The cute black and white kitten is only four months old. Alba brought the kitten from her relative’s house. The kitten is caged only while travelling, she said.
Alba is the only daughter of Manoj and Anupama who reside near NIT in Kozhikode. Alba had obtained sixth place in the high jump competition in National Junior Athletics Championship held in Assam. The state meet was inaugurated by vice chancellor on Monday.