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Sabir Ali Athletics

Sabir Ali Athletics

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,including at the 1981 Asian Athletics Championships held at Tokyo, Japan. 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.

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