Avinash Sable qualifies for 2024 Paris Olympics

Commonwealth Games silver medalist Avinash Sable clocked 8:11.63 in the 3000m steeplechase at Silesia Diamond League to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

 National holder in the 3000m steeplechase, Avinash Sable breached the Olympics qualification mark of 8:15.00 and became the first Indian athlete from track events (excluding Road Events) to qualify for the 2024 Olympics.

Avinash's qualification comes a day after Murali Sreeshankar's jump of 8.37m at the Asian Athletics Championships 2023, which made him eligible for the 2024 Olympics.

Starting in a tough field consisting of Soufiane El Bakkali and Abraham Kibiwot, Sable was running behind the leading pack in the first 1000m at 11th position. In the last 1000m, the Indian runner picked up pace and moved to fifth place. Sable stumbled on the last hurdle finishing sixth and falling agonisingly short of his national record of 8:11.20.