Govindan Lakshmanan is an Indian athlete who competes in long-distance running events. Born on January 1, 1992, in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, Lakshmanan started running at a young age and quickly rose through the ranks to become one of the top long-distance runners in the country.
Lakshmanan made his international debut for India at the 2014 Asian Games, where he won a bronze medal in the 10,000 meter event. He followed up this performance with a silver medal at the 2016 Asian Championships, and a gold medal at the 2017 Asian Championships.
In 2018, Lakshmanan qualified for the 10,000 meter event at the Rio Olympics, becoming the first Indian athlete to do so in over two decades. Although he did not medal at the Olympics, he finished in a creditable 11th place and set a new personal best time.
Lakshmanan continues to compete on the international stage, and is considered one of the top long-distance runners in the world. He is known for his endurance, determination, and dedication to the sport, and is considered a role model for aspiring athletes in India.
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