Avinash Sable is an Indian track and field athlete who competes in the 3000 m steeplechase event. He is ranked as Naib Subedar in the Indian Army. Avinash Sable won the silver medal in the 3000m steeplechase category at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 with a timing of 8:11.20.
Avinash Sable was born on Tuesday, 13 September 1994.age 27 years; by 2021) in Mandwa, Beed district, Maharashtra, India.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Weight (approx): 60 kg
Hair Color: black
Eye Colour: black
parents and siblings
Avinash’s father’s name is Mukund Sable, a farmer. His mother’s name is Vaishali Sable, who is a farmer.
After completing class XII, Avinash Sable was drafted into the Indian Army, and was part of the 5th Battalion of the Mahar Regiment. In 2013, he was posted as Havildar in Siachen Glacier. In an interview, he talked about his experience in Siachen and said,
There was snow all around me. I had not seen snow before that, and there was nothing but your duty. There was no network in the area and I was a junior. So, I didn’t know what to do and whom to talk to. ,
In 2014, he was posted to Lalgarh Jattan, near the Pakistan border in Rajasthan, as an infantryman, and in 2015, he was posted to Sikkim. Later Avinash was promoted to the rank of Naib Subedar in the Indian Army.
track and Field
In 2015, while serving in the Indian Army, Avinash’s colleagues urged him to participate in a cross-country race organized by the Indian Army. Initially, he participated in athletic events organized by the Indian Army. In an interview, talking about his participation in Indian Army athletic events, Avinash said,
I started running only in 2015. The Army has an athletics scouting program and they selected me to be a cross country runner.
Later, in June 2017, Avinash competed for the first time in the Indian Federation Cup 2017 in Patiala as a steeplechaser in the 3000m steeplechase category with a timing of 9:06.42. In July 2021, he competed in the Tokyo Olympics and finished seventh with a time of 8:18:12.
In September 2021, he participated in the Open National Athletics Championships held in Bhubaneswar. In July 2022, Avinash competed at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, and he finished eleventh with a time of 8:31.75.
- 2019: The national record of 8:28.94 minutes in the 3000m steeplechase category at the Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championships 2019 in Bhubaneswar, breaking the 37-year-old national record of 8:30, was set by Gopal Sainit at the 1981 Asian Championships in Tokyo.
- 2020: National record for completing half marathon in Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2020 with a timing of 1:00:30 secs, breaking the previous national record of 1:03:46 held by Kalidas Hirawe of Maharashtra
- 2022: National record in 5000 meters with a time of 13:25.65 at the Sound Running Track Meet in San Juan Capistrano, breaking the 30-year-old national record of 13:29.70 set by Bahadur Prasad in 1992.
- 2022: National record in the 3000m steeplechase category at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 with a time of 8:11.20
- 2017: 57th National Open Athletics Championships 2017, Chennai
- 2018: Inter-Services Meet 2018, Jalahalli, Bangalore
- 2018: Indian Open Championship 2018, Bhubaneshwar
- 2019: Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championships 2019, Patiala
- 2019: 69th Inter-Services Athletics Championship 2019 at Army Sports Institute, Pune
- 2020: Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2020, New Delhi
- 2022: Indian Grand Prix-I Championship 2022, Patiala
- 2017: 67th Inter-Service Championship 2017, Jalahalli, Bangalore
- 2019: IAAF World Athletics Championships 2019, Doha, Qatar
- 2019: 23rd Asian Athletics Championships, Doha
- 2022: Commonwealth Games 2022, Birmingham, UK
In 2020, Avinash was awarded the Sportsman of the Year Award in Athletics at the Sportstar Aces Awards 2020.
Facts / Trivia
- In an interview Avinash revealed that due to lack of vehicle facility in his village, he used to travel 12 km daily from home to reach his school. He further said,
The school was six kilometers away from home. There was a road but no public transport. So I used to run or walk about 12 kilometers at the age of six.”
- In January 2017, Avinash participated in a cross-country race in Hyderabad organized by the Indian Army. Army coach Amrish Kumar saw him during the race. Amrish advised him to train for steeplechase. But, Avinash’s weight was 20 kg more, as he weighed around 76 kg. However, he managed to lose 20 kgs in three months under the guidance of his coach Amrish Kumar. In an interview, Amrish told how he trained Avinash and said,
“We worked on her for eight months to lose the weight and then gradually worked up to her pace. Being from rural area, he had strength and stamina. He was great at cross-country and when I saw his jump in training, we decided to take him to steeplechase. ,
- In 2018, Avinash joined the national camp, and was coached by the coach Nikolai Snesarev for the Asian Games 2018. However, after a few months, Sable went back to his army coach Amrish Kumar. Reportedly, it was the rigorous training of Coach Nikolai that made him return to his army coach. In an interview, Avinash talked about his coach Nikolai Snesarev and said,
“Coach Snesarev is a very tough trainer. He used to drive me a lot. He must have made me run about 150 kilometers every week,”
- In April 2018, Avinash suffered an ankle injury, and as a result, he was unable to participate in the Asian Games 2018.
- In 2019, Avinash broke the national record in the Federation Cup 2019 in Patiala, and he qualified for the World Athletics Championship 2019. He became the first Indian steeplechaser since Dina Ram in 1991 to qualify for the World Athletics Championships.
- In 2021, Avinash represented India at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and became the first Indian steeplechase since 1952 to qualify for the Olympics in the 3000m steeplechase category.