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| On May 24, 2021 6:46 PM IST

Avinash Sable Athletics: Age, Height, Olympics, World Championship, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, National Record, Awards


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)

@ Bharat Bhushan Hindustan Times

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

Lesser-Known facts

  • “I always had a lot of interest in this event and had also seen the movie Paan Singh Tomar,” Sable said in an interview

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