(Last Updated on : 22/09/2014)
Siddhanth Thingalaya is an Indian sportsperson, well known as a track and field athlete. He hails from the city of Mumbai
and specializes in the 110 metre hurdles. He was born on 1st March 1991 in Maharashtra and has attended Mithibai College
in Mumbai for studying commerce. He is the present national record holder in 110 m hurdles with a timing of 13.65 seconds which he made at the Belgium Athletics National Championship organized on 17th June 2012 in Brussels.
Siddhanth Thingalaya achieved his first success in the year 2008 by winning the inter-university title at Kochi
in 110 m hurdles. Following this he won a Bronze medal at the 9th National Federation Cup Junior Athletics Championships. For a brief period of time he received training at South Africa under the Mittal Champions Trust. In March 2010, he competed at the high altitude Potchefstroom and marked a timing of 14.31 seconds.
After few months Siddhanth Thingalaya bagged the Silver medal in the Asian Junior Meet held in Hanoi, Vietnam. In the event he also clocked a personal best of 13.96 seconds in 99.0 m hurdles. With this he also established a new Indian Junior record. During the 50th National Inter-State Athletics Championships, in the heats of mens 110 m hurdles, organized in Patiala
, he improved his personal best timing to 14.20 seconds. On 7th August 2010, in the finals, he clocked a time of 13.81 seconds and erased the Indian National record previously held by K. Krishna Mohan. He also won Gold medal in the competition. He marked an impressive victory with a margin of 0.65 seconds and he finished ahead of his rivals Punjab
s Amandeep Singh and Tamil Nadu
s P. Muthuswamy.
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