Rabat, Morocco) India’s national record holder Avinash Sable failed to live up to expectations and finished 10th in the men’s 3000m steeplechase event in the second leg of the prestigious Diamond League series here.
The 28-year-old Sable, a 2022 Commonwealth Games silver medallist, clocked 8:17.18, nearly six seconds faster than her national record of 8:11.20. Sable finished fifth in the same event last year with a time of 8:12.48.
18 runners took part in the event but only 14 finished the race. World and Olympic champion Sofiane El Bakali of the host country clocked 7:56.68 seconds. Ethiopia’s Getnet Wale and Kenya’s Commonwealth Games gold medalist Abraham Kibiwot finished second and third respectively. with personal best times of 8:05.15 and 8:05.51.
Meanwhile, India’s 18-year-old Selva Prabhu Thirumaran improved his junior national record by clearing 16.78m to win the gold medal in the men’s triple jump event at the World Athletics Continental Tour in Venice, Chania, Greece. He won the 2006 Havana, Cuba Created a national record by jumping 16.58 meters in He won a silver medal at the U-20 World Athletics Championships last year. In the same event held in Greece on Sunday, national record holder Jeswin Aldrin finished fifth with a long jump of 7.66 metres. His national record is 8.42 meters.