Milkha Singh, a former Indian sprinter and popularly known as the ‘Flying Sikh’, died late Friday night due to corona infection. Four-time Asian champion and 1960 Olympian Milkha Singh died at Chandigarh’s PGI Hospital. Milka came to the grip of a corona virus on May 20th. His family cooks Corona, then Milkha and his wife Nirmal Milkha Singh became Corona Positive. His wife later died at a private hospital in Mohali while battling Kovid-19 infection. Take a look at the career and achievements of Milkha Singh
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Four-time Asian Games gold medalist
Milkha Singh is one of the most successful athletes in India. In 1958, the Commonwealth Games were held in England, where Milkha Singh won a gold medal for India in the 400-meter run. He won India’s first individual gold medal in these events. This is an unbreakable record for nearly five decades. At the Asian Games that same year, Milkha Singh performed spectacularly and won two gold medals. He won gold in the 200-meter and 400-meter events in Japan. After these 4 years, the Asian Games were held in Jakarta, where Milkha won gold in the 200 meter run and the gold medal in the 400 meter relay.
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He lost the bronze medal at the Rome Olympics by a narrow margin
However, the best performance of Milkha Singh’s career was at the 1960 Rome Olympics in which he finished fourth in the 400m final. He also represented India at the 1956 and 1964 Olympics. Whenever Milkha Singh was mentioned, it was definitely mentioned that she lost the medal at the Rome Olympics. In an interview, he said: ‘I had the habit of looking back at every race. The race at the Rome Olympics was very close and I started hard. However, I look back once and maybe this is where I missed it. The bronze medalist clocked 45.5 and Milkha finished the race in 45.6 seconds. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1959 for his outstanding performance.