Anand Shetty

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Anand Shetty
Personal information
Nickname(s) Flying Bunt[1]
Nationality Indian
Died 21 May 2013(2013-05-21)
Mangalore, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka, India
Sport
Country India
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 100 meters, 200 meters

Anand Shetty ( – 21 May 2013) was an Indian athlete who specialized in sprints. He was a nine-time national champion in the 100 meters and 200 meters events between 1982 and 1989.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Anand Shetty started his career in sports initially as a Kabaddi player and eventually turned into sprints.[4] He made his first senior appearance at the international level in the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi.[5] In the South Asian Games, he won gold medals in the 200 meters event in Kathmandu in 1984 and in the 100 meters event in Calcutta in 1987.[6] He won gold medals in the 100 meters and 200 meters seniors' national events in 1982 in Delhi and went on to retain the titles in Jamshedpur in 1983.[5] In total, he held the records nine times till 1989. He was given the Rajyotsava award in 1991 for his contribution to sports.[1]

Death[edit]

Anand Shetty died in a car accident on 18 May 2013[7] and succumbed to the injuries on 21 May 2013 at the KMC Hospital in Mangalore.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "'Flying Bunt' Anand Shetty dies in crash". The Times of India. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Former sprinter champion Anand Shetty passes away". The Times of India. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Former sprinter Anand Shetty dies in hospital after road mishap near Mangalore". Coastal Digest. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Mangalore: Former International Sprinter Anand Shetty Passes Away at Age 52". Mangalorean. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Former sprinter Anand Shetty passes away". Business Line. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "International athlete Anand Shetty dies following accident". Chennaionline. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Mangalore: Former sprint champion Anand Shetty dies in accident". Daiji World. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 

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