Sabir Ali

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For Indian politician from Bihar, India, see Sabir Ali (politician)

Sabir Ali
Born Sabir Ali
(1955-04-19) 19 April 1955 (age 59)
Haryana, India
Residence New Delhi, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Track and field athlete
Employer Indian Railways
Known for Arjuna Award
Spouse(s) Shabnam Ali
Children Shahzad Ali, Sophia Ali
Parents Shamshudin Ali, Shabratan Ali

Sabir Ali (born in Haryana) is a former Indian decathlete. He is an Arjuna award winner (1981).

Sabir Ali was an athlete who won 10 gold medals in the decathlon,[citation needed] including at the 1981 Asian Athletics Championships held at Tokyo, Japan.[1] He won two silver medals in South Asian Athletics meet held at Kathmandu & Dhaka.

He was declared the best sportsman of India in the year 1981 by Indian Railways and Journalist Association of India. He was conferred with Arjuna award by the president of India Zail Singh and Bhim award by the government of Haryana in 1981.[citation needed]

Winner of silver medal (1985) & bronze (1981) in world railway athletic championship held in East Germany and in Czechoslovakia. He became the Captain of Indian Athletics Team in Asian track and field athletic meet held in Kuwait in 1983. He was appointed as the chief coach of Indian railways and northern railways (1992–2002), member of selection committee (sr. athletics) of the country for 5 years.[citation needed]