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Avinash Sable: India’s Track & Field Gem Breaks Own National Record for the 8th Time, finishes 5th at Diamond League

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Avinash Sable, India’s 27-year-old Track and field champion from Maharashtra shattered his own national record in the men’s 3000m steeplechase for 8th-time. Avinash finished fifth in the esteemed Diamond League in Rabat, Morocco held on Sunday.

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Avinash Sable, the young man from the Indian army was the sole representative from India in the prestigious Diamond League. He clocked 8:12.48 minutes to break the national record of 8:16.21 set at Thiruvananthapuram in the Indian Grand Prix in March 2022.

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This wasn’t the first time for Avinash as he had already broken the national record in 2018 when he broke 37-year-old Gopal Saini’s record of 8:30.88 by one second and eight milliseconds and clocked 8:29.80 at the National Inter-State Championships.

His reign continues in breaking records in 3000m steeplechase, an obstacle race in athletics, and has been in news headlines since 2018. He holds a national record of 8:18.12 set at the 2020 summer Olympics, which he has now surpassed.

He also broke Bahadur Prasad’s 30-year-old 5000m national record in the United States last month. He finished with a time of 13:25.65 and led his way by four seconds over the previous 13:29.70.

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Moroccan Soufiane El Bakkali, a Tokyo Olympics title holder, won the race in 7:58.28. Lamecha Girma an Ethiopia’s Tokyo Olympics silver winner and his compatriot Hailemariyam Tegegn secured second and third clocked at 7:59.24, and 8:06.29 respectively. Rio Olympics champion Conseslus Kipruto of Kenya stood fourth and Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Benjamin Kigen of Kenya ended at eighth.

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