Angad Bedi dedicates Gold win for first-ever international sprinting tournament to dad Bishan Singh Bedi

Angad Bedi has dedicated his Gold Medal sprinting win to his late father, Bishan Singh Bedi. Photo; Kainat Khan

In a historic moment, actor Angad Bedi marked his international sports debut by clinching the Gold Medal in the 400-meter race at the prestigious Open International Masters 2023 Athletics Championship held in Dubai. This remarkable feat is a testament to Angad’s unwavering dedication and relentless pursuit of excellence in the field of athletics.

Competing against seasoned athletes, Angad showcased exceptional prowess and determination, completing the race in an impressive 67 seconds. This achievement comes on the heels of a year-long intensive training regimen, balanced alongside his thriving acting career. Earlier this year, Bedi had clinched his first silver medal in a tournament held in Mumbai, underscoring his commitment to the sport.

Under the expert guidance of his coach, Brinston Miranda, a distinguished figure in the world of hurdles racing, Angad has honed his skills to perfection. Coach Brinston, currently holding the esteemed fifth position in the global rankings in 400m hurdles and also Asia No.1 for 7 years, has therefore played a key role in Angad’s journey to victory.

Reflecting on this achievement, Angad expressed, “This win is dedicated to my father, Bishan Singh Bedi. He always said, ‘Keep your head down and let your actions speak.’ I have always been deeply inspired by his wisdom. I did this race because that’s what my father would have wanted. It’s my way of honoring him and his legacy. Sportsmanship is in my blood. And I want to do exactly what my father would have expected of me. I did this race in honor of the values that he has instilled in me during his wonderful life. He will always be there with me, as my guiding light. I am also deeply grateful for the guidance and mentorship of coach Miranda, whose expertise has been instrumental in my progress.”

Bishan Singh Bedi, a legend in the field of cricket, passed away recently on October 23. He was an Arjuna award winner who was primarily a slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He played Test cricket for India from 1966 to 1979 and formed part of the famous Indian spin quartet. He played a total of 67 Tests and took 266 wickets.

Angad’s monumental victory is an inspiration for aspiring athletes and individuals pursuing their passions with steadfast determination. His commitment to representing India on a global platform serves as a shining example of the potential that lies within each of us to achieve greatness.

In addition to his athletic endeavors, Angad is set to captivate audiences with his upcoming projects. He is poised to star in A Legal Affair for JIO Cinema, and is gearing up for his debut in the Southern film industry with Hi Nanna, alongside Mrunal Thakur and Nani.



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