Commonwealth Games silver medallist 3000m steeplechase runner Avinash Sable hopes to get over the disappointment at the World Championships and set a national record en route to a gold medal in the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.
By his own admission, Sable is not satisfied with the season so far, which includes a seventh-place finish in the 3000m steeplechase heats at the World Championships in Budapest last month, thereby failing to qualify for the final.
Sable feels he is in a good frame of mind to register his best result of the season at the Asian Games.
“The Asian Games will be my season’s last race. I hope to clock my best timing in Hangzhou. I will be running for timing at the Asian Games. I hope to record my personal best and win the race,” the long-distance runner said in a virtual media interaction facilitated by the Inspire Institute of Sport.
In Hangzhou, besides 3000m steeplechase, his pet event, Sable will also compete in the 5000m race. “I am confident about steeplechase and my main aim is to win gold in that event but I am also focussing on 5,000 metres,” he said.
While Sable will compete in 3000m steeplechase on October 1, his second event — 5000m — is on October 4.