After Shattering Record, Asian Athlete Beats Team USA To Ground Twice In One Night At Astana Indoor Meet

Published 01/27/2024, 8:01 AM EST

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At the Qazaqstan Athletics Sports Complex in Astana, the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold has rolled in with a bang. The track and field athletes are already busy making strides to write history at the Astana Indoor Meet. But few are taking the matter of history-making seriously. Having said so, the US roster had phenoms in the line-up, true. But Kazakhstan is bringing their A-games this time.

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The World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold Level Meeting for 2024 has raised several concerns on the first day on grounds of streaming. But the fans in the stadium are currently having the time of their lives with the less popular names emerging. There’s one such Asian native from Kazakhstan, who’s soaring high in 2024.

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David Yefremov, the man who had already edged out his rivals in the semifinals, stands atop the final list as well. With USA’s Michael Dickston in the second, Yefremov has proved his prowess yet again. An X post by RunBlogRun reads, Astana, Men’s 60m hurdles, final, 1. David Yefremov, KAZ, 7.66, 2. Michael Dickston, USA, 7.71, 3. Andrew Pozzi, GBR, 7.63, 4. Junxi Liu, CHN, 7.58, 5. Milan Trajkovic, CYP, 7.60,6. Max Hrelja, SWE, 7.70, 7. Chris Douglas, AUS, 7.76 , #astana”. 

He not only secured his personal best but also made it to the Kazakhstan National Record book. Rooting for the noteworthy USD$3000 set for the victors, Yefremov heaved a sigh of relief with his 60m hurdles gold. Interestingly, what’s better than etching history in the home soil? Solidifying his position in the highlight first-day event, he didn’t let USA’s Dickston make it to the top. Let’s take a look at Yefremov’s track record.

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David Yefremov’s career achievements

Specializing in 60m hurdles, the 20-year-old iconic athlete has made a name in the other divisions as well. To name a few, Yefremov has secured gold in the men’s 110m hurdles, and the Qosanov Memorial 2021 men’s 4x100m relay.

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Standing as the Kazakhstan National Title holder in 60m, it doesn’t require any second thought before concluding that he’s an all-rounder. Soon to be on shoulder level with global names like Noah Lyles, Yefremov had also written another history. Having been able to maintain the world record in 110m hurdles for a week straight, it’s clear that he has potential in abundance. He has also walked home with several National Championship laurels. The Amin Tuyakov Prizes 2024 is just an arm away, and the US track athletes have lost it by just a fraction.

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Agnijeeta Majumder

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With a passion for sports and an active lifestyle, I delved into the world of journalism and here I am creating insights on various avenues of the sporting realm. In my school years, I could often be found loitering about with a throw ball in hand or maybe engaging in a tough bout. My active participation in both traditional sports and hiking escapades has considerably shaped my mind and its thoughts.
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