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arjun2761 wrote: Mon Mar 04, 2024 11:12 pm Love this story. This is an area where he can certainly be among the best in Asia. Good luck to Parvej!
Yes, a great story. For some one to do distance education and to study in American university is unbelievable. Sports marketing is one of the easiest courses that is taken by lot of collegiate athletes. Still maintaining the GPA will not be easy
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I think he has the basic intelligence. Otherwise, getting through SAT would have been tough. They are giving him separate tutoring, which is presumably linking his lack of knowledge in certain things, language skills, etc. And, while it is not easy, he will be able to manage the freshman courses that are the easiest, assuming he has chosen wisely. Then, he may not stay in college for more than 1-2 years. In fact, he may trying becoming a pro if he makes a rapid rise and wins things at the college level, etc. Maybe he can find a Hindi course and take that as a foreign language. In American universities, you need 30 credits of general education or whatever and those courses can be chosen to be able to maintain the required GPA by the NCAA. And, with the university's support system it can be done. Still, it is crazy that with no formal schooling, he got the credentials to get admitted.
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^^^ The Florida coach did his job and got lucky too. But what a great story. He sounds like a really nice young man. Knowing how young he is, he could end up being a real star later. Wow.
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And he made it to the final of NCAA Indoor championships yesterday-



Final is on Saturday evening, Sunday morning India time.
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I hope he is not farming ... meaning growing spinach and ... ;-)
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Not sure about his doping, but his performance isn’t completely out of the blue. He trained in Colorado with Paul Chelimo and Avinash Sable last summer and they trained pretty hard per their YT videos.
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He has the talent and obviously put in the hard work. I just worry perhaps a bit too much.
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Parvej finishes a disappointing 7th in the final in a slow race. Hopefully, he learned something about tactical running from the otherwise poor race for him.
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An interview of Parvej Khan after the NCAA final
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UYlG-_zhH8
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https://youtu.be/akfNWc-YAgY?feature=shared

Saw the race and Parvej literally ran wide the entire race and must have run 30-40 yards more than the leaders. Even then he tried to sprint home a couple of times but got cutoff by a runner in the yellow vest. Hope he learns from this that he need to get an inside position much earlier…
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Athletics Weekly predictions for Paris:
Gold for Neeraj Chopra.AW visualizes Chopra to cross 90.00m. Little else for India.
https://athleticsweekly.com/stats/paris ... 039974844/
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Would definitely take a gold from Neeraj again which would likely make him India’s greatest Olympic athlete. Notable 8th place predictions for Sreeshanker and men’s 4x400 relay.
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Sreeshankar out of Olympics due to knee injury. :-(


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ffs this olympics is slowly getting worse for us. Murali was a longshot to win a medal but I would take any finalists in athletics.
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We don't really have much except Chopra anyway. And, that too is in threat from a 20-year old German. But, I think Chopra will still hold.
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