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Milkha Singh tests corona positive; stable under home isolation

Milkha Singh. Photo: Instagram/milkhasingh.club

Chandigarh, May 20 (MNN) Indian track legend Milkha Singh, 91, tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday and was in home isolating at his local residence.

Milkha, popularly known as ‘Flying Sikh’, is asymptomatic and is said to be in “high spirits'”. His condition is stable and keeping fine.

The legendary athlete is a five-time Asian Games gold medallist but his greatest performance was the fourth-place finish in the 400m final of the 1960 Olympics.

He also won gold medals in the 1958 and 1962 Asian Games. He represented India in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, and the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

He was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour, in recognition of his sporting achievements.

He still is the only Indian sprinter to win gold in the 400m at the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games.

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