World Athletics Championship With Avinash Sable
Sable’s failure to go to the final round of the 3000m steeplechase at the World Athletics Championships is shocking.
Avinash Sable, a 3000m steeplechaser with a national record, finished a dismal ninth in his heat race in Budapest on August 19 and was disqualified from the World Athletics Championships. Sable, who received funds from the Sports Ministry to train abroad for many months in order to prepare for this championship race and who was exempt from competing in local competitions, finished seventh in heat number one with a time of 8 minutes, 22.24 seconds.
Platform for tactical race
The 28-year-old failed once more on the greatest platform in a tactical race. At the 2300-meter point, he was in the lead. However, he lost steam later on, particularly in the final lap, and finished significantly under his national record time of 8:11.20.
In each of the three heats, only the top five finishers advance to the championship round. Sable was anticipated to at the very least advance to the medal round. On the first day of the competition, his performance is a tremendous letdown for the Indian team. Sable was competing in his third World Championships, and this was the first time he was unable to get past the semifinals.
He had struggled to manage one of the slowest tactical races in the history of the championship last year, finishing 11th in the final in Eugene, USA. In the 2019 Doha edition, he placed 13th. Lamecha Girma of Ethiopia, who holds the world record, won heat number three with a time of 8:15.89, while Olympic and world champion Soufiane El Bakkali of Morocco finished second in heat two with a time of 8:23.66. In the men’s 20-kilometer race walk, the Indians were last.
With the 50-athlete event, Vikash Singh placed 28th overall with a time of 1 hour, 21 minutes, and 58 seconds. Paramjit Singh and Akashdeep Singh placed 35th and 47th, respectively, in times of 1:24:02 and 1:31:12.