Nisar Ahmad (athlete)
Early life[edit | edit source]
Nisar lived with his family of five in the Bada Bagh slums of Azadpur wholesale vegetable market in Delhi. His father Mohammad Haq pulls a rickshaw and the mother Shafikunisa is a domestic help. 
Athletics career[edit | edit source]
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. 
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.  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.  Ajmal Foundation is also supporting him. 
He clocked his best time of 10.76 seconds in the 100 metre at the recent Khelo India Games, 2018.
References[edit | edit source]
- Saha, Pradip Kumar (2018-02-17). "Nisar Ahmad: India's lightning bolt". https://www.livemint.com/. Retrieved 2018-07-13. External link in
- Ganesan, Uthra (2018-03-17). "Who is Nisar Ahmad?". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
- "Sprinter Nisar Ahmed creates new junior national record". The Indian Express. 2017-11-19. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
- "India's Usain Bolt Nisar Ahmad to soon train in the same academy as Bolt and his coach". India Today. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
- "Nisar Ahmad, rickshaw puller's son, to train at Usain Bolt's club in Jamaica". Retrieved 2018-07-13.
- "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
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 Trained in Usain Bolt's ground, Indian athlete Nisar Ahmad prepares for Olympics 2020.
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