Paris Avinash Sable, an Indian 3000m steeplechase runner, is off to a fantastic start in his training for the 2024 Paris Olympics. The 29-year-old broke his own national record, which he achieved in the 2021 Commonwealth Games (8:11.20), by clocking 8:09.91 to place sixth in the elite Paris Diamond League.

Abrham Sime of Ethiopia narrowly defeated Amos Serem of Kenya and Abraham Kibiwot of Kenya to take first place.

Sable broke the national record in the steeplechase event at the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020, becoming the first Indian to do so since Gulzara Singh Mann in 1952. However, he was unable to advance to the finals on his first try. With the Games starting on July 26, his confidence and preparations appear to be on track.

Kishore Kumar Sena, the medal-hopeful Javelin thrower from India, competed today as well and placed eighth with a best throw of 78.10 metres.

Two new world records were set in the Diamond League, while other records were broken. In the women’s high jump, Yaroslava Mahuchikh of Ukraine set a new world record with a best of 2.10 metres, defeating the previous record held by Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria (Rome Olympics 1987) by 1 centimetre. In the women’s 1500m, Faith Kipyegon won first place with a time of 3:49.04, shattering her own world record of 3:49.11.

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