Tamil Nadu’s S Saran has clinched Gold in the Boys Under 21 long jump event of the Khelo India Youth Games here on Monday evening.
Trailing in the third position after his first five jumps, way behind Haryana’s Bhupender Singh (7.30m) and Kerala’s R Sajan (7.29m), the Tamil Nadu lad stunned the field with a leap of 7.41m.
Saran said that he picked up the sport by watching videos of Carl Lewis and called him his role model. “I started playing the sport because I was so inspired by Carl Lewis. I used to watch his videos on the internet, and with the help of my coach, I have been able to improve myself,” he said.
Saran added that he would aim to win every competition he competes in and to obviously improve himself.
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