Anand Shetty

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Anand Shetty
Personal information
Nickname(s) Flying Bunt[1]
Nationality Indian
Born c. 1961
Died 21 May 2013 (aged 51–52)
Mangalore, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka, India
Sport
Country India
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 100 meters, 200 meters

Anand Shetty (c. 1961 – 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 was seriously injured in a car accident on 18 May 2013 and succumbed to the injuries on 21 May at the KMC Hospital in Mangalore.[7]

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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