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Sriram Singh Athletics

Sriram Singh Athletics

Sriram Singh Shekhawat (born 14 November 1948 in Badnagar, Rajasthan) is a former Indian middle-distance runner.

Sriram Singh joined Rajputana Rifles in 1968 where he came under the influence of the coach Ilyas Babar. Babar persuaded him to shift his focus from 400m to 800m.

In the 1970 Asian Games in Bangkok, he was beaten to the second place in the 800 by Jimmy Crampton of Burma. Singh went out in the heats in the Munich Olympics in 1972 but his time of 1:47.7 bettered Crampton's Asian record. Prior to the competition he had never run on synthetic tracks. He improved it to 1:47.6 while winning the gold in the Teheran Asian Games of 1974.