Mohali 11 May 2015: Join us in CONGRATULATING the young SIKH Beant Singh on winning the Gold Medal in boys’ 800m race clocking an exceptional 1.52.26 time, the fastest in youth category in the world.Young Delhi runner Beant Singh and Kisan Narshi Tadvi won a gold each in boys’ 800m and 3000m race as India bagged three medals on the second day of the Asian Youth Athletics Championships
Doha, May 9, 2015: India’s 800m versatile runner young SIKH Beant Singh was in the spotlight on Day 2 of the 1st Asian Youth Athletics Championships, held at Qatar Sports Club Stadium in Doha.Here are some priceless moments post his brilliant race.
“I was feeling really good for this race and I have been preparing really well for this competition, so to win is a great satisfaction,” said the winner, who added “I have only been in athletics for a short time, two or three years. I was a wrestler before and I was picked for a national team camp by World Champion and Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar. It was at this moment that I noticed I had a talent for middle distance running and I was encouraged to switch to athletics. Sushil remains a very big inspiration for me.
“Next stop for me is the IAAF World Youth Championships in Cali. I have set big expectations for myself – I want to beat the Indian national record there. I know I can run under 1:50- I have done it in training and I aim to run it at the Championships.”
Singh’s was India’s first gold medal at these Championships, after one silver and two bronze medals on Day 1; and just a couple of hours later Kishan Tadvi who hails from tribal region of Western India state of Maharashtra made it two, by winning the 3000m in an equally dominant performance of 8:26.24. Yemen’s Yaser Salim Ba Gharb who, due to the ongoing turmoil in his country, has been living and training in Doha ever since the end of the World Cross Country Championships at the end of March, brought his country a rare medal, by finishing third in 8:37.65, right behind Japan’s Chihiro Ono (8:37.29).
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