May winner: Zubin Muncherji

Sprinter aiming to hit mark at ASIAD

ST Star of the Month, sprinter Zubin Muncherji, a student at the University of Indiana, receiving his award from Straits Times sports editor Lee Yulin (far left) and a 100 Plus pack from F&N Foods general manager Jennifer See.
ST Star of the Month, sprinter Zubin Muncherji, a student at the University of Indiana, receiving his award from Straits Times sports editor Lee Yulin (far left) and a 100 Plus pack from F&N Foods general manager Jennifer See.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

Armed with renewed confidence, US-based athlete hoping for sub-47sec performance

Zubin Muncherji has never been a competitive hurdler in his eight years as a track and field athlete. Yet over the past three years, the sprinter has had to conquer several hurdles - mentally.

These obstacles, which included injury and a dip in confidence, were part of a psychological battle that he believes started after the 2015 Singapore SEA Games, where he finished sixth in the 400m final.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 23, 2018, with the headline 'Sprinter aiming to hit mark at ASIAD'. Print Edition | Subscribe