Olympian Hari Chand handed away aged 69 on Monday morning© Twitter
Former India long-distance runner Hari Chand handed away on Monday morning aged 69. He was a two-time Olympian and likewise received two gold medals on the 1978 Bangkok Asian Video games. He had completed first within the 5000m and 10000m races in Bangkok Asiad. He had additionally created a nationwide file for the 25-lapper set within the 1976 Olympic Video games and it had stood for 32 years. Within the 1976 Summer time Olympics held in Montreal, he had come eighth within the 2nd Warmth in 10,000-metre race with a time of 28:48.72.
It was with this time that the nationwide file was created for an Indian athlete and it was damaged 32 years later by Surendra Singh.
Khajan Singh, Asian Video games medallist swimmer, mentioned Hari Chand’s loss of life was an incredible loss for Indian sport.
“It is an incredible loss for Indian sport. Within the CRPF, he was my superior. He was so aggressive and but so easy. He used to groom gamers all over the place he went. I personally realized lots from him. He was like a guiding gentle to many people,” Khajan Singh advised IHNS.
Within the 1980 Summer time Olympics in Moscow, he had stood on the tenth place within the heats of 10,000-metre race.
“He was fairly a brave athlete and had a tremendous humorousness. Even throughout the lengthy coaching classes, he used to crack jokes,” Senior journalist Norris Pritam mentioned.
Norris Pritam additionally recalled how consultants on the European circuit used to have a look at him with nice respect as he used to run barefoot with tape banded round his ft.
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