Seventy two years young S. Pritam Singh, a resident of village Bohan, Distt. Hoshiarpur, created history when he won his Seventh gold in a row in the world cycling championship in 70-74 age group held at Melbourne in Australia from Oct. 5 to 13, 2002. Earlier, he won his maiden gold in Oct. 1994 in World Masters Game in Brisbane (Australia) in 60 km race with a speed of 52. This was his first chance to compete in any international meet. His subsequent success came when he finished 560 km. non-stop Marathon challenging race from London to Glasgow in a record time in Dec. 1996. Third gold was won by him in Canberra in Oct.1997. Continuing a chain of gold, he won his fourth gold at Dunedin (New Zealand) on The Mighty Sikhs / 214 5th Feb. 1998. He clinched his fifth gold at Portland, Oregon (USA) on 22nd Aug. 1998 and his 6th gold at Adelaide (Australia) on Oct. 3,1999, by finishing cyle race of 60 Kms. in 1 hr. 4 minutes 17.1 seconds, with a speed of 56 Km/hr.
He retired as Headmaster in 1991. After clinching Statechampionship in 1992, he won National Championship in Delhi in the same year. In 1993, he got his name recorded in Guinness Book of World Records for cycling 357 km. per day. The distinction of winning of seven gold medals in World Masters Games and being winner of many National and International competitions in cycling tells the story about this wonder of cycling.
Like others, he is also the victim of his nations apathy. Govt. has not recognised his great achievements so far and not found him fit for any award. He has to take part in international meets at his own expenses.Download Ebook to Read Continue