Jabir Madari Pillyalil (born 8 June 1996), better known as M. P. Jabir, is an Indian athlete who specializes in 400 metres hurdles and 400 metres meters hurdles. M. P. Jabir has won the Bronze medal at the 2017 Asian Athletics. Likewise, the athlete became the first Indian male athlete to qualify for the 400m hurdles in Olympics. At the same event in 2019 Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, he set his personal best timing of 49.13 to win bronze and achieved the qualification standard for 2019 World Athletics Championships.
He started taking interest in sprinting when he was in 11th grade. He then trained to specialize in 400m events under coach Ajayan. Jabir works for the Indian Navy and is posted at Kochi, as of 2017.
Jabir became the first Indian male athlete to qualify for the 400m hurdles in Olympics, after earning qualification for the event in the 2020 Summer Olympics. In the year 2014, Jabir won his 1st gold medal in 400m Hurdles at the Indian Junior Athletics Championships held in Vijayawada. Likewise, the Athlete then won his 2nd gold medal in 400m Hurdles gold at the Federation Cup Junior Athletics Championships 2015 held in Hyderabad.[table “” not found /]