Avinash Sable sets a new national record in the 3000m steeplechase at the Paris Diamond League

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Avinash Sable

On a balmy Sunday evening in Paris, Indian athlete Avinash Sable etched his name in the annals of track and field history. At the prestigious Paris Diamond League, Sable shattered his own 3000m steeplechase national record, leaving spectators in awe and fellow athletes inspired.

Avinash Sable’s record-breaking feat

Sable blazed across the track, covering the gruelling 3000 meters in a jaw-dropping 8 minutes and 9.91 seconds. This remarkable timing catapulted him to the joint fourth-fastest Asian in this event’s history. But that’s not all—Sable became the first-ever Indian to achieve a sub-8 minute 10 seconds time in the 3000m steeplechase, surpassing his previous national record of 8:11.20.

Stepping onto the Parisian track for his maiden Diamond League appearance, Sable carried the weight of expectations. Yet, he didn’t falter. Instead, he surged ahead, leaving seasoned opponents in his wake. His relentless pursuit of excellence paid off, and the clock bore witness to his historic feat.

With the Paris 2024 Olympics just around the corner, Sable’s performance assumes even greater significance. His qualification for the Games is now stamped with authority. As India’s steeplechase prospect, he’s primed to represent the tricolour on the grandest sporting stage.

As the sun dipped below the Parisian skyline, Avinash Sable stood tall—a symbol of resilience, breaking barriers, and rewriting history. His strides echoed across continents, inspiring generations of Indian athletes. And in that moment, the track became a canvas for a national salute—a tribute to unwavering dedication and the pursuit of excellence.

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