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Anand Shetty

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Nickname(s)  Flying Bunt
Country  India
Event(s)  100 meters, 200 meters
Died  May 21, 2013, Mangalore
Nationality  Indian
Sport  Track and field
Name  Anand Shetty
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Anand Shetty (c. 1961 – 21 May 2013) was an Indian athlete who specialized in sprints. He was a nine-time national champion in the 100 meters and 200 meters events between 1982 and 1989.

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Career

Anand Shetty started his career in sports initially as a Kabaddi player and eventually turned into sprints. He made his first senior appearance at the international level in the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi. In the South Asian Games, he won gold medals in the 200 meters event in Kathmandu in 1984 and in the 100 meters event in Calcutta in 1987. He won gold medals in the 100 meters and 200 meters seniors' national events in 1982 in Delhi and went on to retain the titles in Jamshedpur in 1983. In total, he held the records nine times till 1989. He was given the Rajyotsava award in 1991 for his contribution to sports.

Death

Anand Shetty died in a car accident on 18 May 2013 and succumbed to the injuries on 21 May at the KMC Hospital in Mangalore.

References

Anand Shetty Wikipedia


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