Army Medical Corps officer Lt. Col. Sanjeev Malik made history by winning 5 gold medals in 42nd World Medicine and Health Games in Colombia. He is presently posted in the President’s Body Guards, Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.
Lt. Col. Malik’s victories in the 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 5000m, and cross-country events make him the only athlete to achieve this feat in 2023 and one of a select few since the Games began in 1978. The DGAFMS Lt. Gen. Daljit Singh has congratulated Lt Col Malik for his spectacular performance and wished him more laurels in the future.
The World Medicine and Health Games, often regarded as the Olympic Games for Health Professionals, has evolved into the most prestigious global sporting event within the medical community. With a legacy dating back to 1978, the Games annually attract over 2,500 participants from more than 50 different nations. These healthcare professionals engage in approximately twenty sports disciplines, both individually and collectively, all while upholding the core values of Olympism.
Lt. Col. Malik’s success not only highlights his personal excellence but also showcases the dedication of healthcare professionals globally, blending their medical expertise with athletic achievements. As the 42nd edition concludes, Lt Col Malik stands as a symbol of inspiration in the world of health sports.
His monumental feat is not only reflective of his perseverance and dedication; it will also inspire thousands of doctors across length and breadth of this country to pursue competitive sports.