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Nisar Ahmad (athlete)

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Nisar Ahmad is an Indian athlete.[1] He broke two national under-16 records while winning the 100 metres and the 200 metres during the Delhi State meet in September 2017. [2][3]

Early life[edit]

Nisar lived with his family of five in the Bada Bagh slums of Azadpur wholesale vegetable market in Delhi.[4] His father Mohammad Haq pulls a rickshaw and the mother Shafikunisa is a domestic help. [2][5]

Athletics career[edit]

When Nisar was in Class III, his physical training instructor, Surender Singh at the Ashok Vihar Government Boys Secondary School, entered his name in an inter-zonal competition. Singh also took him to Sunita Rai, coach at the Chhatrasal Stadium under the Delhi administration, who took his trials and has been training him since. [2]

He won gold at the School National Games in 2014-15 in Ranchi, followed by a four-medal (2 golds and 2 bronzes) haul in the next edition in 2016 at Kozhikode earning the best Under-16 athlete award.

He was picked as an Olympics medal prospect by Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) and Anglian Medal Hunt after a talent search in 2016. [2] He was among 14 budding athletes chosen to undergo a month's training in 2018 at Racers Track Club in Kingston, Jamaica, home of Usain Bolt and his coach, Glen Mills. [5] Ajmal Foundation is also supporting him. [2]

He clocked his best time of 10.76 seconds in the 100 metre at the recent Khelo India Games, 2018.[6]


  1. Saha, Pradip Kumar (2018-02-17). "Nisar Ahmad: India's lightning bolt". https://www.livemint.com/. Retrieved 2018-07-13. External link in |work= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Ganesan, Uthra (2018-03-17). "Who is Nisar Ahmad?". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  3. "Sprinter Nisar Ahmed creates new junior national record". The Indian Express. 2017-11-19. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  4. "India's Usain Bolt Nisar Ahmad to soon train in the same academy as Bolt and his coach". India Today. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Nisar Ahmad, rickshaw puller's son, to train at Usain Bolt's club in Jamaica". Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  6. "Nisar Ahmad, Avantika Narale crowned fastest male and female in Khelo India Games". https://www.hindustantimes.com/. 2018-02-02. Retrieved 2018-07-13. External link in |work= (help)

External links[edit]

[1] Trained in Usain Bolt's ground, Indian athlete Nisar Ahmad prepares for Olympics 2020.

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