Guwahati, January 13, 2020:
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.
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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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