Anil strikes gold with borrowed shoes

Sep 09, 2012, 06:21 IST | Sundari Iyer

Anil was challenged at the beginning of the race by Bipin Yadav of KES Jr College, but ran clear soon after the halfway mark clinching gold in 4 minutes, 33.06 seconds, with Bipin finishing a distant second clocking 5:08:00 secs and Mohd Bilala Molvi of St John Universal School winning bronze with a timing of 5:20.09 secs.

SAI’s Anil Yadav

“As I did not have a pair of shoes to train with, a senior at the SAI hostel here readily agreed to part with his practice shoes. This win has inspired me to do even better now at the upcoming state meet. I want to take up long distance running some day,” said Anil, who is participating in a district-level competition for the first time.

Kids in the U-6 50m final of the MSDA meet on Saturday. Pics/ Pradeep DHhivar

Meanwhile, Manjit Singh (53.1s) of Matoshree SC and Sushmita Patil (61.6s) of Vissanji SA clinched gold in the boys and girls U-16 400m final respectively. 

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