Commonwealth Games: Avinash Sable wins silver to secure India’s first-ever CWG medal in men’s steeple chase

India’s Avinash Sable bettered his personal nationwide file by nearly a second to win the silver medal in the lads’s 3000m steeplechase on the Commonwealth Games 2022.

CWG 2022: Avinash Sable sets national record to win silver in men's 3k steeple chase (Reuters Photo)

CWG 2022: Avinash Sable units nationwide file to win silver in men’s 3k steeple chase (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Avinash Sable gained India’s first-ever CWG medal in men’s steeple chase
  • Avinash Sable gained silver medal in the lads’s 3000m steeplechase
  • Avinash Sable clocked 8:11.20 to higher the earlier NR of 8:12.48

Avinash Sable broke the 3000m Steeplechase National Record for the file ninth time, clocking 8:11.20 to win India’s first-ever Steeplechase Medal on the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, UK, on Saturday.

Avinash Sable clocked 8:11.20 to higher the earlier NR of 8:12.48, created on the Rabat Diamond League earlier this yr.

Kenya’s Abraham Kibiwot, the 2018 Gold Coast silver medallist and one of many main runners from 2022, narrowly edged the Indian by 0.05 seconds to win the gold. World junior champion Amos Serem, additionally from Kenya, took the bronze 8:16.83.

Kenyan Olympic and two-time world champion Conseslus Kipruto completed sixth in the race with a time of 8:34.96.

Avinash Sable, who completed a disappointing eleventh on the world athletics championships in Oregon final month after a gradual begin, was fast off the blocks throughout his race on the Alexander Stadium and was in the main pack with three Kenyan runners, who led the race in the preliminary section.

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