Federation Cup: Asian Games silver medalist Dharun Ayyasamy betters countrywide file in 400m hurdles


Indian athlete Dharun Ayyasamy on Saturday bettered his very own national record with a run of forty-eight.80 seconds in the men’s 400 meters hurdles at the Federation Cup in Patiala. The 22-yr-vintage had previously set the national record, with a 48. Ninety six-2nd runs, at some stage in his silver medal-prevailing performance on the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. This is the second successive time that Dharun has damaged the countrywide file at the Federation Cup.

Last 12 months, he recovered from a bout of typhoid before the occasion, but he had still clocked forty-nine. 45 seconds, setting a brand new national record for the first time in his profession. He consequently erased Joseph G Abraham’s 10-12 months-old countrywide file of forty-nine. Ninety-four become set up in August 2007 in Osaka. Dharun, who misplaced his father whilst he changed into eight years antique, started as a kho-kho player but switched to athletics and later joined the national camp in 2013, schooling below Galena Bukharin.

“My father passed away after I was eight years old. My mom has made numerous sacrifices for me. I owe her this. She is still earning simply Rs 14,000 consistent with the month as a teacher,” Dharun, who hails from Tirupur in Tamil Nadu, had stated after his Asian Games triumph ultimate yr. The upward arc of his career is persevering for now, but qualifying for the Olympics and doing well there can be a unique undertaking.