Amritpal Singh

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Amritpal Singh
Personal information
Full name Amrit Pal Singh
Nationality Indian
Born (1983-06-10) June 10, 1983 (age 33)
Sangrur, Punjab, India
Height 2.05 m (6 ft 8 12 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb; 12.4 st)
Sport
Country  India
Sport Track and field athletics
Event(s) Long jump
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) Long jump: 8.08 m (Outdoor)
(New Delhi 2004)
Updated on 9 September 2013.

Amritpal Singh (born 6 October 1983 in Sangrur, Punjab) is an Indian track and field athlete from Punjab who specializes in long jump. He held the national record from 2004 to 2013.[1]

Career[edit]

Singh, with an 8.08 metres jump at the 10th Federation Cup Athletics Championships in New Delhi on 16 March 2004, bettered the 30-year record held by T. C. Yohannan.[2] It was eventually bettered by Kumaravel Premkumar in 2013 with a jump of 8.09 meters.[1]

Amritpal is one among four Indians to go beyond the eight-metre mark; the others being T. C. Yohannan (in 1974), Sanjay Kumar Rai (in 2000).[3] and Kumaravel Premkumar in 2013.[1] He works for Punjab Police as an Inspector.[citation needed]

Though Amritpal had passed the qualifying norm of 8.05 m for the 2004 Athens Olympics, he was left out because of unsatisfactory form and fitness.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Premkumar jumps 8.09 m, breaks nine-year-old long jump mark". The Indian Express. 6 August 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Amritpal betters Yohannan record". The Hindu. 2004-03-17. Retrieved 2009-09-19. 
  3. ^ "Amritpal Singh lowers 30-year mark". Rediff. 2004-03-16. Retrieved 2009-09-19. 
  4. ^ "AFI's list of athletes for Athens". The Hindu. 2004-08-10. Retrieved 2009-09-19. 

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