Avinash Sable broke his own national record by winning silver in the men’s 3000m steeplechase, while Priyanka Goswami also won a medal of the same color in the women’s 10,000m walk race on a productive day for India in the Commonwealth Games athletics competition here on Saturday. . Goswami also made history when she became the first Indian woman to win a medal in the race walk with silver in the 10,000 meters. With the two silver medals, the Indian track and field team’s number of medals rose to four and it is already past the number in Gold Coast 2018 where the country had won gold, silver and bronze in athletics and field.
High jumper Tejswin Shankar and long jumper Murali Sreeshankar had won bronze and silver respectively in Birmingham.
27-year-old Sable clocked 8:11.20s to beat his previous national record of 8:12.48, finishing behind Kenyan Abraham Kibiwot (8:11.15). Another Kenyan Amos Serem took the bronze with a time of 8:16.83.
Kibiwot had finished fifth at the World Championships in Eugene, USA last month, with a time of 8:28.95s, while Sable finished a disappointing 11th, clocking 8:28.95s in the slowest 3000m steeplechase ever in the flagship history. .
With the silver, Sable made up for his disappointing performance at the World Championships.
A farmer’s son from the village of Mandwa in the Beed district of Maharashtra, the Indian army man had the satisfaction of beating the World Championship bronze medalist Conseslus Kipruto of Kenya, who finished sixth here with a time of 8:34.96.
Sable, who previously served on the Siachen Glaciers before turning to track and field, has recently broken a national record. He had clocked 8:12.48 when he finished fifth at the prestigious Diamond League Meeting in Rabat last month.
Goswami clocked a personal best of 43:38.83s and finished second behind Jemima Montag (42:34.30) from Australia. Emily Wamusyi Ngii (43:50.86) from Kenya took the bronze.
The other Indian in the fight, Bhawna Jat, finished eighth and last with a personal best of 47:14.13.
Harminder Singh was the first Indian to win a medal in the racewalk – a bronze – in the 2010 CWG 20km event in Delhi.
“This is the first Commonwealth Games medal in running for an Indian woman, so I’m very happy to have made a piece of history,” Goswami said after the event.
“I wasn’t thinking about the Australian (gold medalist Jemima Montag), if you look at what we did at the Tokyo Olympics and the World Championships last month, she’s a better walker than I am. I just focused on my own race and I hope to close the gap on her (in the future) step by step.” Asked about the mascots and fingernails she had, Priyanka said, “I have a Lord Krishna and I take him to every match and he brought me luck today.
“I also painted my nails with the flags of the country I’m competing in, so I’ve got England for the Commonwealth Games, Japan for the Olympics, Spain because I raced there and some other flags.”
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