Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has congratulated Avinash Sable on winning silver medal in the men’s 3000m steeplechase at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Congratulate @avinash3000m on winning #Silver for India in Men’s 3000m Steeplechase at @birminghamcg22. May he continue to excel in his sporting career and achieve bigger milestones. Wish him all the best for future.#CWG2022 #Birmingham https://t.co/9yTMXpEowJ
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) August 6, 2022
Sable bettered his own national record by almost a second to win the silver medal in the men’s 3000m steeplechase at the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Saturday.
Sable clocked 8:11.20 to better the previous NR of 8:12.48, set at the Rabat Diamond League earlier this year. It was also India’s first-ever medal in steeplechase at the Commonwealth Games.
Sable’s feat was a historic one considering it was the first time since Victoria 1994 that the mighty Kenyans failed to sweep the podium in men’s 3000m steeplechase at the CWG.