Avinash Sable Height, Age, Family, Biography & More

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Height: 5’7″
Age: 27 Years
Hometown: Mandwa, Beed District, Maharashtra

Full name Avinash Mukund Sable [1]Birmingham 2022
Profession(s) • Athlete (3000m steeplechaser)
• Naib Subedar in Indian Army
Famous for Winning silver medal in men’s 3000 metres steeplechase at Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, UK

Physical Stats & More
[2]citation Height (approx.) in centimeters– 170 cm
in meters– 1.70 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 60 kg
in pounds– 132 lbs
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Military Career
Service/Branch Indian Army
Rank Naib Subedar
Service Years 2012 – Present
Unit 5th Battalion of the Mahar Regiment
Track and field
International Debut 23rd Asian Athletics Championship 2019 in Doha
Coach/Mentor • Amrish Kumar
• Nikolai Snesarev
• Scott Simmons
Event(s) • 3000m Steeplechase
• 5000m
• Half Marathon
Records (main ones) • 2019: National record of 8:28.94 minutes in 3000m steeplechase category at Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championship 2019 in Bhubaneswar, breaking the 37-year-old national record of 8:30, set by Gopal Sainiat in the Asian Championship 1981 in Tokyo
• 2020: National record of completing half marathon with a clocked timing 1:00:30sec at Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, 2020 , breaking the previous national record of 1:03:46 held by Kalidas Hirave from Maharashtra
• 2022: National record in 5000m with a timing of 13:25.65 at the Sound Running Track meet in San Juan Capistrano, breaking the 30-year-old national record of 13:29.70, set by Bahadur Prasad in 1992
• 2022: National record at Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 with a clocked timing of 8:11.20 in 3000m steeplechase category
Medal(s) Gold
•2017: 57th National Open Athletics Championship 2017, Chennai
•2018: Inter-Services meet 2018, Jalahalli, Bengaluru
•2018: Indian Open Championship 2018, Bhubneshwar
•2019: Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championship 2019, Patiala
•2019: 69th Inter-Services Athletics Championship 2019 at the Army Sports Institute, Pune
•2020: Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2020, New Delhi

•2022: Indian Grand Prix-I Championship 2022, Patiala

•2017: 67th Inter-Service Championship 2017, Jalahalli, Bengaluru
•2019: IAAF World Athletics Championship 2019, Doha, Qatar

•2019: 23rd Asian Athletics Championship, Doha

•2022: Commonwealth Games 2022, Birmingham, UK

Awards, Honours, Achievements • 2020: Sportsman of The Year in Athletics at the Sportstar Aces Awards 2020

Personal Life
Date of Birth 13 September 1994
Age (as of 2022) 27 Years
Birthplace Mandwa, Beed district, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign Virgo
Nationality Indian
Hometown Mandwa, Beed district, Maharashtra, India
College/University Did not attend
Relationships & More
Marital Status Unmarried
Parents Father– Mukund Sable (farmer)
Mother– Vaishali Sable (farmer)

Some Lesser Known Facts About Avinash Sable

  • Avinash Sable is an Indian track and field athlete, who competes in the 3000m steeplechase event. He is ranked as Naib Subedar in the Indian Army. Avinash Sable won silver medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham with a clocked timing of 8:11.20 in the 3000m steeplechase category.

#CWG2022 #B2022
In an event that the Kenyans have not just won but swept the podium since 1998, AVINASH MUKUND SABLE won silver with yet another National Record mark. This will be a special, special moment in Indian Athletics history. 🫡
🎥 CGF pic.twitter.com/TFhE1KE7kP
— The Field (@thefield_in) August 7, 2022

  • Avinash Sable is the first Non-Kenyan athlete to win a medal in the steeplechase category since 1994 in the Commonwealth Games. In an interview, talking about winning a medal at Commonwealth Games, Avinash said,
    I wanted to prove it’s not just the Africans – Kenyans and Ethiopians who win in long-distance races. An Indian can win too,” [3]The Indian Express
  • In an interview, Avinash revealed that he used to walk or run 12 km daily to reach his school from home, as there was no transport facility available in his village. Further, he said,
    School was six kilometers away from home. There was a road but there was no public transport. So I would run or walk all the way about 12 kilometers at the age of six.” [4]The Indian Express

    Avinash Sable during his school days

  • After completing 12th grade, at the age of eighteen, Avinash joined the Mahar Regiment of the Indian Army. From the period of 2013 – 2014, he was posted as a havildar at the Siachen Glacier. Later, he got posted to Lalgarh Jattan, near the Pakistan border in Rajasthan, and in 2015, he was posted in Sikkim. In an interview, he talked about his experience in Siachen and said,

    There was snow all around me. I had not seen snow before that, and there was nothing to do apart from your duty. There was no network in the area and I was the junior. So, I did not know what to do or whom to talk to.” [5]Scroll.in

  • In January 2017, Avinash was spotted by the army coach Amrish Kumar, when he participated in the cross-country race at the RT centre in Hyderabad. Amrish advised him to train for steeplechase. But, Avinash was overweight by 20 kgs, as he weighed around 76 kgs. However, he managed to lose 20 kgs in three months under the guidance of his coach Amrish Kumar. In an interview, Amrish talked about how he trained Avinash and said,
    “We worked for eight months to bring his weight down and then slowly worked on his speed. He had strength and endurance as he is from a rural area. He was very good at cross-country and when I saw his jumps in training, we decided to move him to steeplechase.” [6]Scroll.in

    Avinash Sable with his coach, Amrish Kumar

  • In June 2017, for the first time, Avinash competed as a steeplechaser in the 3000m steeplechase category at the Federation Cup 2017 with a clocked timing of 9:06.42.
  • In 2018, to prepare for the Asian Games 2018, Avinash joined the national camp where he was trained by Nikolai Snesarev. However, after a few months, Sable went back to his army coach Amrish Kumar. Reportedly, it was the harsh training regimen which made him come back to his army coach. [7]The Indian Express In an interview, Avinash talked about his coach, Nikolai Snesarev and said,
    “Coach Snesarev is a very hard trainer. He would make me run a lot. He must have made me run some 150 kilometers every week,”
  • In April 2018, Avinash suffered an ankle injury, which made him pull out of the Asian Games 2018.
  • In 2019, Avinash qualified for the World Athletics Championship 2019, after he broke the national record at the Federation Cup 2019 in Patiala. He became the first Indian steeplechaser to qualify for the World Athletics Championship after Deena Ram in 1991.
  • In 2021, Avinash represented India at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, and he became the first Indian steeplechaser to qualify for the Olympics in the 3000m steeplechase category since 1952.

    Avinash Sable at Tokyo Olympics 2020

  • In September 2021, he competed in the Open National Athletics Championship, held in Bhubaneswar.
  • In July 2022, Avinash participated in the World Athletics Championship in Oregon, and he finished eleventh with a clocked timing of 8:31.75.

    Avinash Sable at the World Athletics Championship in Eugene, Oregon

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↑1 Birmingham 2022
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↑3 The Indian Express
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