Ayyasamy Dharun is an Indian track athlete. He specializes in the 400 metres and the 400 metres hurdlesevents. Dharun Ayyasamy made the nation feel proud by clinching a silver medal in 400 metres race. Read full Ayyasamy Dharun Biography in detail.
Ayyasamy Dharun Biography/Personal Information
Dharun was born on 31 December 1996 in a village called Ravuthampalayam near Avinashi in Tiruppur district, Tamil Nadu.
When he was studying in 4th class, his father died because of Tuberculosis
Dharun’s mother is a school teacher while his sister Sathya plays volleyball for Tamil Nadu.
Dharun has done B. A. from Alva’s College of Arts in Moodabidri, Karnataka.
He has also played Kho Kho for Tamil Nadu, before switching to Athlete.
Dharun height is 177 cm(5’9 1/2″).
Ayyasamy Dharun weight is 64Kg(141 lb).
Ayyasamy Dharun nationality is Indian.
Ayyasamy Dharun Career
Dharun won the 400 metres hurdles gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games in Guwahati with a time of 50.54 seconds.
In July 2016, Dharun was part of the relay team that broke the national 4 × 400 metres relay record at Bangalore and qualified for the Olympics
The quartet of Dharun, Mohammad Anas, Kunhu Muhammed and Arokia Rajiv clocked 3:00:91, rewriting the national record of 3:02.17 set by themselves four weeks earlier in Turkey.
In August 2018, Dharun won the 400 meter hurdles silver medal at the Asian Games in Jakarta with a timing of 48.96 seconds setting a new national record.