Angad Bedi is training for a 400-meter sprint in a tournament in Mumbai in February. He has been training with Brinston Miranda, a sprinting coach with multiple gold medals to his name. His laurels include a fifth-place finish at the World Masters Games in 2016.
Bedi shares, “I have always been a sportsperson at heart. As sports have been an important part of my upbringing, sometimes adding them to my fitness routines keeps it interesting. I have had the opportunity to represent Delhi in Under 16 and Under 19 cricket. Now, track and field is something that has taken up my interest. I have admired athletes like Milkha Singh, Carl Lewis, and Ben Johnson. I have been training for three years now under Brinston Miranda. During the lockdown, I suffered a bad injury to my knee. It took its toll on me but I wanted to test my knee on the track as well. Now, I am happy to be timing well.”
The actor is part of upcoming projects like Ghoomer and the anthology Lust Stories 2. He admits he is not a marathon runner and has trained his body to run 100, 200, and 400 meters. “I am working on the explosive side of my body which is speed, strength, and conditioning. These are the variables that I require to work on the most. They help me with agility, power, and making quicker decisions. I have followed track field events closely. And I have been training with Miranda for three years now and I think my timing has got a lot better. Hopefully, I will be able to compete soon. If I am able to complete 400 m in 60 to 63 secs then that would be my medal,” he ends.