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Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh hospitalised after drop in oxygen level due to Covid

His O2 level dropped due to dehydration and vomiting.

File photo of Milkha Singh (Photo Credit: PTI)
Late legendary sprinter Milkha Singh- (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Former Indian ace sprinter Milkha Singh on Monday (May 24) was admitted to Fortis Hospital after his SPO2 levels dropped. Singh had tested positive on May 20. “He was not feeling well,” said a family member. His O2 level dropped due to dehydration and vomiting.

The 91 year old was asymptomatic when he had tested positive and was in high spirits.

“A couple of our helpers tested positive and so all the family members did the tests. Only I returned positive on Wednesday and I am surprised,” Milkha had told PTI.

“I am fine and there is no fever or cough. My doctor told me I will be al right in three-four days. I did jogging just yesterday. I am in high spirits,” he added.

The legendary athlete is a five-time Asian Games gold medallist, with one of his greatest achievement being the fourth place finish in the 400m final of the 1960 Olympics.

Milkha’s son and ace golfer Jeev Milkha Singh, who is in Dubai, revealed that his father would be returning to the country this week itself.

“I will be flying back home on Saturday,” said Jeev.

With inputs from PTI

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