Source: Dainik Bhaskar

Manish Singh Rawat: An Indian Racewalker, Who Made India Proud At Rio

Manish Singh (born 5 May 1991) is a male Indian racewalker. He competes in the 20 km and the 50 km events and is employed by the Uttarakhand State Police. He has been part of the Indian racewalking squad for the past 3 years.

He competed in the 50 kilometres walk event at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing, China. Manish Singh also completed his 20 km race in 1 hour 20 minutes and 50 seconds at the IAAF Race Walking challenge in April 2015.

He is a landless agriculture labourer from Uttarakhand who has also worked as a waiter for a living.

He is currently being supported by the GoSports Foundation through the Rahul Dravid Athlete Mentorship Programme.

Achievements

  • Year 2018 : New Delhi Indian Race Walking championships
  • Year 2018 : Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
  • Year 2016 : Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games

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