Indian-Origin Students Shine for Ireland at World School Cross Country Championship

In a remarkable display of talent and determination, Indian-origin students Alistar Anith and Melvin Binoy made their mark for Ireland at the ISF World School Cross Country Championship held in Nairobi. Representing their adopted country, the duo showcased exceptional prowess in the Under-18 boys’ 1700x3m cross country race.

Alistar Anith, hailing from Santry, and Melvin Binoy, from St. Margaret’s, displayed outstanding sportsmanship as they competed against participants from across the globe. Their efforts contributed to Ireland securing the commendable 8th position in the overall standings, a testament to their skill and dedication.

Both students, who attend Aidan’s CBS Whitehall School in Dublin, have garnered praise not only for their individual performance but also for proudly representing the Indian-origin community on an international stage. Their participation in the championship, which saw the gathering of 450 athletes from various countries, underscores the spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie fostered by events organized by the International School Sport Federation (ISF).

The achievement of Alistair and Melvin serves as a source of pride for the diaspora community, highlighting the talent and potential nurtured within Indian-origin youth. As they continue to excel in their athletic pursuits, their success resonates as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring athletes everywhere.

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