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Paris Diamond League: Avinash Sable breaks National Record, Jena finishes eighth

Avinash Sable broke his own record to set a new national record in the men's 3000m steeplechase. Kishore Jena finished eighth.

Paris Diamond League: Avinash Sable breaks National Record, Jena finishes eighth

Avinash Sable wins a gold and silver medal at the Asian Games 2023.


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 8 July 2024 7:44 AM GMT

Avinash Sable broke the national record in the men's 3000m steeplechase at the Paris Diamond League on Sunday while Kishore Jena finished eighth as his first-round throw of 78.10m remained his best for the day.

Sable finished sixth in the highly competitive race with an impressive time of 8:09.91.

This has surpassed his previous best of 8:11.20, set at the 2022 Commonwealth Games where he won the silver medal.

This is the tenth time Sable has set a new national record and became the first Indian to run sub 8:10 race ever in the history.

Known for his consistent performances, Sable has also won gold at the Asian Games in Hangzhou in the 3000m steeplechase and secured a silver medal in the 5000m event.

Sable was looking to acclimatize to the conditions of the city that will host the Olympics.

Sable did not compete in many competitions this season, with the Inter-State Championships last week being his second steeplechase event.

The 29-year-old Sable competed in just two 3000m steeplechase events: one at the Portland Track Festival in the USA, where he was training, and the other at the National Inter-State Championships in Panchkula, Haryana last week.

Sime finished first in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 8:02.36, while Kenyan Amos Serem finished second, both achieving personal bests.

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