|Full name||Avinash Mukund Sable Birmingham 2022|
|Profession(s)||• Athlete (3000m steeplechaser)
• Naib Subedar in the Indian Army
|Famous for||Winning silver medal in men's 3000 metres steeplechase at Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, UK
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
|Service Years||2012 - Present|
|Unit||5th Battalion of the Mahar Regiment|
|Track and field|
|International Debut||23rd Asian Athletics Championship 2019 in Doha|
|Coach(es)/Mentor(s)||• Amrish Kumar
• Nikolai Snesarev
• Scott Simmons
|Event(s)||• 3000m Steeplechase
• Half Marathon
|Records (main ones)||• 2019: National record of 8:28.94 minutes in 3000m steeplechase category at the Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championship 2019 in Bhubaneswar, breaking the 37-year-old national record of 8:30, set by Gopal Sainiat in the Asian Championship 1981 in Tokyo
• 2020: National record of completing a half marathon with a clocked timing of 1:00:30sec at Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2020, breaking the previous national record of 1:03:46 held by Kalidas Hirave from Maharashtra
• 2022: National record in 5000m with a timing 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 at Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 with a clocked timing of 8:11.20 in the 3000m steeplechase category
• 2017: 57th National Open Athletics Championship 2017, Chennai
• 2018: Inter-Services meet 2018, Jalahalli, Bengaluru
• 2018: Indian Open Championship 2018, Bhubneshwar
• 2019: Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championship 2019, Patiala
• 2019: 69th Inter-Services Athletics Championship 2019 at the 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, Bengaluru
• 2019: IAAF World Athletics Championship 2019, Doha, Qatar
• 2019: 23rd Asian Athletics Championship, Doha
• 2022: Commonwealth Games 2022, Birmingham, UK
|Awards||• 2020: Sportsman of The Year in Athletics at the Sportstar Aces Awards 2020
|Date of Birth||13 September 1994|
|Age (as of 2022)||28 Years|
|Birthplace||Mandwa, Beed district, Maharashtra, India|
|Hometown||Mandwa, Beed district, Maharashtra|
|College/University||Did not attend|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Mukund Sable (farmer)
Mother- Vaishali Sable (farmer)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Avinash Sable
- Avinash Sable is an Indian track and field athlete, who competes in the 3000m steeplechase event. He is ranked as Naib Subedar in the Indian Army. Avinash Sable won silver medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham with a clocked timing of 8:11.20 in the 3000m steeplechase category.
In an event that the Kenyans have not just won but swept the podium since 1998, AVINASH MUKUND SABLE won silver with yet another National Record mark. This will be a special, special moment in Indian Athletics history.
— The Field (@thefield_in) August 7, 2022
- Avinash Sable is the first Non-Kenyan athlete to win a medal in the steeplechase category since 1994 in the Commonwealth Games. In an interview, talking about winning a medal at Commonwealth Games, Avinash said,
- In an interview, Avinash revealed that he used to walk or run 12 km daily to reach his school from home, as there was no transport facility available in his village. Further, he said,
- After completing twelfth grade, at the age of eighteen, Avinash joined the 5th Battalion of the Mahar Regiment of the Indian Army. From the period of 2013 – 2014, he was posted as a havildar at the Siachen Glacier. Later, he got posted to Lalgarh Jattan, near the Pakistan border in Rajasthan, and in 2015, he was posted in Sikkim. In an interview, he talked about his experience in Siachen and said,
- In January 2017, Avinash was spotted by the army coach Amrish Kumar, when he participated in the cross-country race in Hyderabad. Amrish advised him to train for steeplechase. But, Avinash was overweight by 20 kgs, as he weighed around 76 kgs. However, he managed to lose 20 kgs in three months under the guidance of his coach Amrish Kumar. In an interview, Amrish talked about how he trained Avinash and said,
- In June 2017, for the first time, Avinash competed as a steeplechaser in the 3000m steeplechase category at the Indian Federation Cup 2017 with a clocked timing of 9:06.42.
- In 2018, to prepare for the Asian Games 2018, Avinash joined the national camp where he was trained by Nikolai Snesarev. However, after a few months, Sable went back to his army coach Amrish Kumar. Reportedly, it was the harsh training regimen which made him come back to his army coach. The Indian Express In an interview, Avinash talked about his coach, Nikolai Snesarev and said,
“Coach Snesarev is a very hard trainer. He would make me run a lot. He must have made me run some 150 kilometers every week,”
- In April 2018, Avinash suffered an ankle injury, which made him pull out of the Asian Games 2018.
- In 2019, Avinash qualified for the World Athletics Championship 2019, after he broke the national record at the Indian Federation Cup 2019 in Patiala. He became the first Indian steeplechaser to qualify for the World Athletics Championship after Deena Ram in 1991.
- In 2021, Avinash represented India at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, and he became the first Indian steeplechaser to qualify for the Olympics in the 3000m steeplechase category since 1952.
- In September 2021, he competed in the Open National Athletics Championship, held in Bhubaneswar.
- In July 2022, Avinash participated in the World Athletics Championship in Oregon, and he finished eleventh with a clocked timing of 8:31.75.