17-May-2024
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Parvez Khan: From Haryana to USA, A Champion’s Journey 

In Nuh, a district in Haryana known for its Meo Muslim community, celebrations erupted as local lad Parvez Khan clinched the 1500m title at the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championship 2024 in Louisiana, USA. At just 19, Parvez, originally from Chahalka village, has made his mark on the international stage, bringing pride to his hometown. Winning the race at LSU Bernie Moore Stadium in Baton Rouge with time of 3 minutes and 42.73 seconds, he continues to chase his dream of representing India in the Olympics, despite acknowledging the tough competition ahead. 

A Dream in Motion 

Parvez’s journey is not just a story of athletic prowess but also of determination and hard work. Growing up in a village with limited resources, he was initially discouraged from pursuing sports by his parents, who saw no future in it. However, Parvez was determined to break the mold. Inspired to run during his physical preparation for army recruitment, he moved to New Delhi at the tender age of 13 to seek better training opportunities. Coaching at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium kick-started his athletic career, leading to notable achievements including a gold in 800 meters at the Under-16 Nationals and a bronze at the Under-18 Khelo India Games. 

Community Pride and Future Hopes 

Parvez’s success is a source of immense pride for his family and the entire community in Nuh. His victory at the SEC Championship, where he also showed commendable performance in the 800m race, finishing third, has brought joy and celebrations to his village. With the unwavering support of his family and the belief of his people, Parvez is more determined than ever to pursue his Olympic dreams, despite the financial and resource constraints he grew up with. His story is a testament to the fact that with talent, determination, and community support, one can overcome challenges and reach for the stars. 

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