Avinash Sable wins silver and breaks national record and sets a new personal best. (REPORT) Sable will next be seen in the 5000m finals on 12:40AM (August 7) IST.
- ⦿SABLE SETS NATIONAL RECORD AND PERSONAL BEST WITH 8:11.20.
- ⦿ With one lap remaining, the match is between him and Kibiwot is getting close. However, he unfortunately trips in his final 100m.
- ⦿ Sable takes lead over the two Kenyans, is currently second.
- ⦿ Kibiwot takes lead as the three others.
- ⦿ Sable has four more meters to run, but is still behind Kibiwot, Kipruto and Serem.
- ⦿ The three Kenyan take the lead. Sable fourth.
- ⦿ Sable starts off with a bang, leads in the first 500m.
The 3000m steeplechase event starts!
The other athletic events taking place is the Women’s F55-57 Shot Put event, where India’s Sharmila, Poonam Sharma and Santosh; and the women’s 4x100m relay.
- ⦿ India finishes second on the heats and qualifies for the finals, which will be held on August 7.
- ⦿ India’s Sharmila finishes fourth, Poonam is seventh and Santosh is eight.
- ⦿ Sharmila gets an 8.43m in her third attempt is currently at the third spot- her personal best.
- ⦿ Poonam Sharma throws 7.07m in her first attempt and is currently in the fifth spot- her personal best.
Avinash Sable, the army man from Maharashtra had admitted in an interview that it is not difficult to break national records. This resolve is the reason why Sable holds three national records in track events - the 3000m steeplechase, 5000m and the half marathon.
Competing in his first Diamond League earlier this year, Sable broke the national record in the 3000m steeplechase and came fifth. At the recently-concluded World Championships in Eugene, though Sable managed his best-ever finish at 11th place, he certainly would not have been impressed with his timing of 8:31.75. Sable’s outing in Birmingham will give him the chance to test himself in another tough competition against the likes of Conseslus Kipruto from Kenya.