CWG: Indian steeplechaser Sable wins 3000m steeplechase silver with NR
Birmingham: The Indian steeplechaser Avinash Sable set a new national record to win the silver medal in the men’s 3000m steeplechase at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.
Sable clocked 8:11.20 to better the previous national record of 8:12.48, created at the Rabat Diamond League earlier this year, to clinch silver.
Kenya’s Abraham Kibiwot narrowly edged the Indian by 0.05 seconds to win the gold. World junior champion Amos Serem, also from Kenya took the bronze after clocking 8:16.83.
Sable, who finished a disappointing 11th at the world athletics championships in Oregon last month after a slow start, was quick off the blocks during his race at the Alexander Stadium and was in the leading pack with three Kenyan runners, who led the race in the initial phase.
(With UNI inputs)