- Avinash Sabale completed the round in 8 minutes 21.37 seconds, his old record was 8 minutes 25.23 seconds
- Maharashtra’s Avinash Sabale qualified for next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games
- Avinash stood at number 13 in this race, Concelsus Kipruto of Kenya at number one
- Defending Olympic champion Kipruto completed the round in 8 minutes 1.35 seconds
India’s Avinash Sabale demolished his own national record by performing brilliantly at the ongoing World Athletics Championship in Doha. He qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in the 3000m steeplechase. Avinash has broken his old record within three days. He completed the round in 8 minutes 21.37 seconds, while the qualifying time for the Olympics is 8 minutes 22 seconds. Avinash’s old record was 8 minutes 25.23 seconds. He finished 13th in this race.
Avinash Sabale of Maharashtra has broken his old record within three days. He completed the round in 8 minutes 21.37 seconds, while the qualifying time for the Olympics is 8 minutes 22 seconds.
Avinash break 3000-meter steeplechase and qualified for Tokyo Olympics
At number one in the 3000m steeplechase race, Kenya’s reigning Olympic champion Concelsus Kipruto was. He completed the round in 8 minutes 1.35 seconds. Lamecha Girma of Ethiopia finished second in 8 minutes 1.36 seconds and Soufiana Bakkali of Morocco finished third in 8 minutes 3.76 seconds.
Avinash Sabale originally hails from Mandwa, Maharashtra. He failed in the heat race held on Tuesday. However, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) said that other players tried to interrupt in the middle of the race. On the AFI complaint, the race referee investigated the video footage. Also, AFI’s plea was accepted. They later included Avinash in the final list of the 3000m steeplechase.
The race referee, after examining video footage, agreed that Avinash was significantly obstructed on two occasions.
India’s protest accepted under Rule 163.2 (Obstruction). However, they included Avinash for the final.
Later, KT Irfan and Devender Singh finished 26th and 35th respectively in the men’s 20km race walk. Japan’s Toshikazu Yamanishi took the gold with a timing of 1:26:34, while Vasiliy Mizinov and Perseau Karlstrom took silver and bronze, respectively.