Avinash Sable is an Indian athlete who hails from Mandwa, Maharashtra and specializes in 3000 m steeplechase. Sable is the first Indian athlete since 1952 to qualify for 3000 meters steeplechase event at Olympics
Born on 13 September 1994 into a farmer’s family, Sable is a national record holder and also army personnel. Due to a lack of transport facility in his village, Sable used to cover 6 km distance from his home to school from age six. After completing 12th grade, Sable joined the 5 Mahar regiment of the Indian Army and got posted at the Siachen Glacier in 2013–2014. He was then posted in deserts of north-western Rajasthan and followed by Sikkim in 2015.
Before specializing in the steeplechase, Sable took part in inter-army cross country running in 2015. However, he switched to steeplechase after the insistence of coach Amrish Kumar.
Age: 13 September 1994 (Age 25)
Full name: Avinash Mukund Sable
Personal best: 8:21.37 National Record (2019 Doha)
Avinash Sable National Record
Sable broke his own 3,000m steeplechase national record twice at the IAAF World Championships in Doha
Broke the national record of 8:30.88 held by Gopal Saini, by clocking 8:29.80 at the 2018 National Open Championships in Bhubaneswar
Set a new national record of 8:28.94 in March 2019 at the Federation Cup in Patiala
Avinash Sable Asian Games
Failed to qualify for 2018 Asian Games – ankle injury
Qualified for 2019 Asian Athletics Championships and 2019 World Athletics Championships
Silver medal at the 2019 Asian Athletics Championships in Doha – debut international event
Avinash Sable World Championship
First Indian to qualify for the 3000 meters steeplechase final at the World Championships
Became the first male steeplechaser from India to qualify for the World Championships since Deena Ram (1991)
Avinash Sable Olympics
Qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics Tokyo
“I always had a lot of interest in this event and had also seen the movie Paan Singh Tomar,” Sable said in an interview
A 90's born who has witnessed Sachin becoming "The God", Dhoni becoming "The only Captain to have won all the ICC trophies" and Kohli turning into a "run-machine". Cricket is something I am crazy for and I try to deliver the best and true I can in my every writing.