Gurindervir Singh sets new national junior 100m record

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Gurindervir Singh sets new national junior 100m record

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SportsCafe Desk

04/21/2018

Asian youth title winner Gurindervir Singh set a new national record in the boys 100m final of the Sri Krishna Institutions 16th Federation Cup National junior athletics championship at the Nehru Stadium. Singh recorded a time of 10.47s which was a 0.10s improvement from the previous record.

Nicknamed as Punjab’s new sprint king, Gurindervir Singh has taken the sport of sprinting by storm with his recent performances on the track earning him rave reviews from the general public. Gurindervir, who hailed from Patiala village near Bhogpur town in Jalandhar district, started training under his coach Sarabjit three years ago before which he used to train on his farmland.

But the young athlete, who won the Asian youth title last year in Bangkok, recently sprinted his way to another record as he broke the previous national junior record set by Tamil Nadu’s Augustine Yesudas. Singh clocked a time of 10.47s in the boys 100m final of the Sri Krishna Institutions 16th Federation Cup National junior athletics championship which was 0.10s better than that of Yesudas.

“This is not my best but I am pleased to have shattered the national mark. My target is to do 10.2s by the end of the year. The other target is the Asian Games,” said Gurindervir post his win.

With the Asian under-20 championship scheduled to take place in Japan after a few months, the young sprinter will be India’s best chance at a podium finish in the 100m track event for sure.

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