Milkha Singh- The Flying Sikh

General News | Jun-07-2021

Milkha Singh- The Flying Sikh

Milkha Singh is perhaps the most extraordinary competitor of India. He has procured the moniker of 'Flying Sikh' as a result of his brilliant running rate on the tracks. He overwhelmed the Indian athletic scene in the 1950s and 60s and improved the glory of his country by his accomplishments. Milkha Singh indeed estimated his accomplishments in distance. In 1957, he set up another public record of 47.5 seconds in a 400-meter race. In the third Asiad held at Tokyo (Japan) in 1958, Milkha Singh set two new precedents in 400 meters and 200-meter races individually. In the 1960 Olympics, Milkha Singh tragically missed an award thus needed to stay content with the fourth spot as it were. In the fourth Asiad held in Jakarta (Indonesia), Milkha Singh won a gold award in the 400-meter race in 1959, Administration of India beautified Milkha Singh with 'Padma Shri' for his striking accomplishments in the field of sports. Milkha Singh at present is completely committed to the advancement of sports in India. Milkha Singh was brought into the world in 1935 in the Western Punjab of unified India. After the segment of India in 1947, Milkha Singh came to India from Pakistan with his family. He went into the mechanical exchange after finishing the ninth norm. In 1953, Milkha Singh joined the military. On joining the military, Milkha Singh gave unique consideration to sports and began to prepare himself for a 400-meter race. Before long, he prevailing with regards to building up another record in a 400-meter race and procured incredible notoriety and eminence. From that point forward, Milkha Singh has been the most notable name in the field of games in India. His striking profession as a competitor will consistently rouse the youthful and arising athlete to show better execution and in this manner carry magnificence to their country.

By: Jyoti Nayak

Birla School, Pilani