CWG 2022 : Avinash Sable wins silver, first-ever for India in men's steeple chase

Aug 06, 2022 05:44 pm

Avinash Sable broke the 3000m Steeplechase National Record for the record 9th time, clocking 8:11.20 to win India's first-ever Steeplechase Medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, UK, on Saturday.

Avinash Sable clocked 8:11.20 to better the previous NR of 8:12.48, created at the Rabat Diamond League earlier this year.

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

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