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| On May 24, 2021 6:46 PM IST

Beant Singh Athletics: Age, Olympics, World Ranking, Medals, Personal Best, Achievements


Beant Singh Bhinder is touted as the fastest Indian in the young athletics circuit. Born in January 1999 in Karnal, Haryana, Beant Singh Bhinder had no sense of making a career in sports. Till the age of 13, Bhinder had not run a single race and went on to become World number 1 in his age bracket in the next three years.

Early days

Beant Singh Bhinder was born in a village in Karnal, Haryana to an agriculturist father. Beant’s life changed dramatically in 2011 when Diwan Singh, father of the Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, came to settle a land deal to their village. Diwan Singh was an acquaintance of Beant’s father, Gurwinder Singh. Gurwinder Singh approached Diwan Singh and asked for his advice for his young son. Diwan Singh spoke to Sushil Kumar and suggested that Beant Singh should spend the summer vacation in Sushil’s company with wrestlers in Delhi’s Chhtrasaal Stadium.

Soon, Beant’s attention was drawn towards running and he began training under coach Sunita Rai for the 800m.

Born on : 10 January 1999

Beant Singh Age: 20 years (As on April 2020)

From: Karnal, Haryana

Father: Gurwinder Singh – Farmer

Beant Singh World Rankings:

  • Men’s 800 m – 294 for 1 week
  • Men’s overall ranking – 5316 for 1 week

Beant Singh Personal Best:

  • 800 m – 1:46.92 at Guwahati in 2018
  • 1000 m – 2:27.87 at Vijayawada in 2014
  • 1500 m – 3:55.74 at Vijayawada in 2017

Beant Singh Medals and Achievements

National Level

  • In 2014, Beant Singh secured a silver medal in the 800m in the National Open Championships

International Level

  • Beant Singh won his first international medal in 2015 when he won the Gold in the 800m in the Asian Youth Athletics.
  • He won his second Gold medal in the World School Championships held on June 2015 in China
  • In the World Youth Athletics Championship 2015, Beant Singh went on till the semi-final.

Lesser Known Fact

  • Beant Singh lives in a small rented room in Delhi’s Kotla Mubarakpur.
  • He has many posters of runners like Usain Bolt, David Rudisha, and Nijel Amos adorning the walls of his small rented room. His favourite poster is of the Olympic 800m record holder – David Rudisha.
  • Beant Singh was also mentored by Olympian Gurbachan Singh Randhawa.
Beant Singh with his room-mates in Kotla Mubarakpur
Dheeraj Singh

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.

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