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International steeplechase championship: Indian Jawan Avinash Sable breaks 30 year’s record

7/05/2022 at 5:00 PM

New Delhi, May 7: An Indian Army staffer,Avinash Savle has excelled in the International steeplechase Championship concluded in the USA recently.

Sable, an army man from a humble family in the Beed district of Maharashtra broke Bahadur Prasad’s long-standing record what he recorded 30 years back, of 13:29.70s set in Birmingham in 1992.

Sable finished 12th in the meet and has been training in the USA for upcoming international events.

Sable, who also bags  the national record in his pet event of 3000m steeplechase and competed in the Tokyo Olympics, clocked 13 minutes and 25.65 seconds while finishing 12th in the American Meet.

Norway’s Tokyo Olympics 1500m gold winner Jakob Ingebrigtsen won the race with a timing of 13:02.03s.

The Sound Running Track Meet is a World Athletics Continental Tour bronze level event.

Sable is known for breaking his own 3000m steeplechase national record multiple times. He did it for the seventh time during the Indian Grand Prix 2 in Thiruvananthapuram in March with a time of 8:16.21s.

Sable had set a national record of 8:18.12s during the last Tokyo Olympics.

He is going to participate in the World Championships in steeplechase event which is scheduled  to be held in Eugene, USA from July 15 to 24.

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