Gulveer surpasses Sable’s national 5,000m record.

Gulveer Singh, the Asian Games 10,000m bronze medallist, recently made headlines by breaking the national 5,000m record previously held by Avinash Sable. Competing at the Portland Track Festival in Oregon, USA, Gulveer clocked an impressive time of 13:18.92, surpassing Sable’s mark of 13:19.30. Although he fell short of qualifying for the Paris Olympics with a tough standard of 13:05.00, Gulveer’s record-breaking performance showcases his determination and potential on the track.

In March earlier this year, Gulveer also set the national record in the 10,000m event at The Ten Track meet in California with a time of 27:41.81. However, the Olympic qualifying time for this race stands at 27:00.00, indicating the level of competition he is up against. Despite the challenges, Gulveer continues to push himself to achieve his Olympic dreams, setting new milestones in Indian athletics along the way.

Gulveer’s recent success in Oregon has not only put him in the spotlight but also earned him valuable points in the Road to Paris 2024 rankings. Currently ranked 58th in the 5,000m category, he aims to break into the top 42 by June 30 to secure his spot at the upcoming Olympics. With the guidance of his coach Yunus Khan from the Army Sports Institute, Gulveer remains focused on his training and performance to improve his rankings.

Starting his running career after joining the Army, Gulveer’s rapid rise in the sport is a testament to his dedication and talent. Winning bronze medals at the Asian Championships and the Hangzhou Asian Games last year, he continues to impress with his speed and endurance on the track. With a natural ability for strong finishes, Gulveer’s signature last lap kick sets him apart from other Indian runners, showcasing his potential for even greater achievements in the future.

Together with fellow distance runners Sable, Kartik Kumar, and Parul Chaudhary, Gulveer is currently training at the high altitude center in Colorado Springs, USA under the guidance of American coach Scott Simmons. With a supportive team behind him and a relentless drive to succeed, Gulveer is determined to make his mark on the international stage and pursue his Olympic dreams with unwavering dedication.

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