Sprinter MP Rameshwar Gurjar fails in UPS tests

NEW DELHI: After appearing in the headlines with their 100 meter times Rameshwar Gurjar who was nicknamed as the Usain Bolt of Madhya Pradesh , has failed to impress in the trials conducted by the Sports Authority of India ( UPS ).

In the last few days, a video of Rameshwar had gone viral on social media where he is seen completing a 100m race barefeet in just 11 seconds. Even Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju had assured to get him inducted at the UPS centre in Bhopal.

Rameshwar, however, came last when he appeared for the trials at the Bhopal UPS centre. Competing with six other sprinters, Rameshwar finished seventh. He took 12.90 seconds to complete the race, which is far from the international standard. The trial race was won by Aayush Tiwary.

Rameshwar dijo más tarde que correr con zapatos en una pista sintética fue la razón of su fracaso. También agregó que tenía un dolor en la cintura debido a que no podía ir a toda máquina, pero intentará mejorar su rendimiento el próximo mes.

Meanwhile, Rijiju tweeted: " Rameshwar Gurjar 's trial run was conducted at TT Nagar Stadium by senior coaches of UPS and State Govt. Here, Rameshwar is seen running at extreme left. He is exhausted due to the glare of publicity so couldn't perform well. Will give proper time and training to him."

Rameshwar is a resident of Shivpuri district in Madhya Pradesh .