January 30 , 2023
- Sabir Ali, known as the “Ironman of India,” passed away recently.
- He won the decathlon gold medal at the Asian Athletics Championships in Tokyo in 1981.
- He also won two silver medals at the South Asian Federation Games held in Kathmandu and Dhaka.
- Ali won eight consecutive Open National titles in the gruelling event between 1979 and 1985.
- Ali won a bronze and silver at the World Railway meets in 1981 and 1985.
- He was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 1981.
- During those days, Daley Thompson was known as the ‘Ironman of Olympics’, Sabir was known as the ‘Ironman of India’.