New Delhi: Indian Army Medical Corps officer Lt Col Sanjeev Malik won five gold medals at the 42nd World Medicine and Health Games in Colombia.
He is now posted in the President’s Body Guards at Rashtrapati Bhawan. He won the in the 800m, 1,500m, 3,000m, 5,000m, and cross-country events.
According to the Defence Ministry, Lt Col Sanjeev Malik is the only athlete to achieve this feat in 2023 and one of a select few since the games began in 1978.
The World Medicine and Health Games, often regarded as the Olympic Games for health professionals started in 1978. The Games annually attract over 2,500 participants from more than 50 different nations.