Top five achievements of Indian Athlete Avinash Sable

Avinash Sable is an Indian athlete who specializes in the steeplechase event and has made remarkable achievements in the world of athletics.

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By Saket Sonwane | Apr 11, 2024 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Avinash Sable, a celebrated Indian athlete specializing in the 3000-meter steeplechase, has an inspiring story of determination and triumph over adversity. Hailing from a family of farmers, Sable’s childhood was filled with challenges, including long walks to school due to limited transportation. His life took a dramatic turn when he joined the Indian Army and was posted to various demanding locations, including the Siachen Glacier.

Sable’s athletic journey began with cross-country competitions within the Army. Initially overweight, he transformed his physique with the guidance of coach Amrish Kumar. He later trained under Nikolai Snesarev before returning to Kumar’s program. Sable’s remarkable progress was evident as he twice broke the national 3000-meter record within two years of joining the Army’s running program.

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Avinash broke four national records in his debut international event. He won a silver medal in the Asian Athletic Championship and was the first Indian to qualify for the 3000-meter steeplechase final in the world championship. Avinash made history as the first Indian man to win a medal in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the 2022 Commonwealth Games and was awarded the Arjuna Award.

Avinash has had a successful athletics career, achieving various accomplishments. He has also directly qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Let’s have a look at his top five achievements.

National Open Championship

Just two years after entering the Athletics field Avinash broke four national records. In September 2018 at National Open Championship Avinash broke the 37-year-old record for a 3000-meter steeplechase with a record timing of 8:29.80 in Bhubhaneshwar. This feat gave him huge fame in the Athletics world. Also, he broke his record at the Federation Cup by timing 8:28.94, which helped him qualify for the Asian Championship and World Athletics Championship.

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Asian Championship

Sable’s outstanding performance in national tournaments is truly remarkable and deserves recognition. He has proven his spirit by winning a silver medal at the Asian Championship in April 2019 in Doha, Qatar, with a remarkable timing of 8:30.19 in 3000 Metres Steeplechase. Avinash’s hard work and dedication have paid off as he made it to the finals at the World Athletics Championship. His exceptional achievements have earned him a spot in future tournaments.

Commonwealth Games

Avinash has registered his name in the history books with his extraordinary performance at the Commonwealth Games 2022. He created history by becoming the first Indian athlete to win a medal in the 3000-meter steeplechase event. His impressive timing of 8:11.20 earned him a well-deserved Silver medal at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham. This is a remarkable achievement that will inspire generations of athletes to come.

Asian Games

During the Asian Games held in 2023 at the HOC Stadium in China, Avinash demonstrated his extraordinary performance by winning medals in two specializations. Avinash secured a gold medal in the 3000-meter steeplechase event with a time of 8:19.50, and a silver medal in the 5000-meter steeplechase with a time of 13:21.09. His remarkable achievement proves how talented and proficient he is in his sport.

Arjuna Award

In November 2022, Avinash was bestowed with the prestigious Arjuna Award – the second-highest sports accolade in India. This honour was a testament to his incredible athletic career and remarkable achievements in competitions such as the Asian Championship, Asian Games, and Commonwealth Games. Avinash has accomplished remarkable achievements that have set a high standard for aspiring athletes and brought pride to our nation.

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