Avinash Sable is an Indian track and field athlete, who competes in the 3000m steeplechase event. He is ranked as Naib Subedar in the Indian Army. Avinash Sable won silver medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham with a clocked timing of 8:11.20 in the 3000m steeplechase category.Avinash Sable is the first Non-Kenyan athlete to win a medal in the steeplechase category since 1994 in the Commonwealth Games. In an interview, talking about winning a medal at Commonwealth Games, Avinash said, I wanted to prove its not just the Africans Kenyans and Ethiopians who win in long-distance races. An Indian can win too, The Indian Express.In an interview, Avinash revealed that he used to walk or run 12 km daily to reach his school from home, as there was no transport facility available in his village. Further, he said, School was six kilometers away from home. There was a road but there was no public transport. So I would run or walk all the way about 12 kilometers at the age of six. The Indian Express Avinash Sable during his school days.After completing twelfth grade, at the age of eighteen, Avinash joined the 5th Battalion of the Mahar Regiment of the Indian Army. From the period of 2013 2014, he was posted as a havildar at the Siachen Glacier. Later, he got posted to Lalgarh Jattan, near the Pakistan border in Rajasthan, and in 2015, he was posted in Sikkim. In an interview, he talked about his experience in Siachen and said, There was snow all around me. I had not seen snow before that, and there was nothing to do apart from your duty. There was no network in the area and I was the junior. So, I did not know what to do or whom to talk to. Scroll.in.In January 2017, Avinash was spotted by the army coach Amrish Kumar, when he participated in the cross-country race in Hyderabad. Amrish advised him to train for steeplechase. But, Avinash was overweight by 20 kgs, as he weighed around 76 kgs. However, he managed to lose 20 kgs in three months under the guidance of his coach Amrish Kumar. In an interview, Amrish talked about how he trained Avinash and said, We worked for eight months to bring his weight down and then slowly worked on his speed. He had strength and endurance as he is from a rural area. He was very good at cross-country and when I saw his jumps in training, we decided to move him to steeplechase. Scroll.in Avinash Sable with his coach, Amrish Kumar.In June 2017, for the first time, Avinash competed as a steeplechaser in the 3000m steeplechase category at the Indian Federation Cup 2017 with a clocked timing of 9:06.42.In 2018, to prepare for the Asian Games 2018, Avinash joined the national camp where he was trained by Nikolai Snesarev. However, after a few months, Sable went back to his army coach Amrish Kumar. Reportedly, it was the harsh training regimen which made him come back to his army coach. The Indian Express In an interview, Avinash talked about his coach, Nikolai Snesarev and said, Coach Snesarev is a very hard trainer. He would make me run a lot. He must have made me run some 150 kilometers every week,.In April 2018, Avinash suffered an ankle injury, which made him pull out of the Asian Games 2018.In 2019, Avinash qualified for the World Athletics Championship 2019, after he broke the national record at the Indian Federation Cup 2019 in Patiala. He became the first Indian steeplechaser to qualify for the World Athletics Championship after Deena Ram in 1991.In 2021, Avinash represented India at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, and he became the first Indian steeplechaser to qualify for the Olympics in the 3000m steeplechase category since 1952. Avinash Sable at Tokyo Olympics 2020.