Mumbai, Apr 29 (IBNS) Actor Chitrangada Singh on Saturday picked India’s Faastest man and woman from sports lifestyle brand PUMA's Faas TEST challenge.
Conducted across seven cities in India, at multiple locations within each city, the challenge witnessed huge participation from people across all walks of life.
The winners of the challenge finale held on Saturday were honoured with the title of Faastest Man / Woman in India and were rewarded with the prized pportunity to meet Usain Bolt, at the Prestigious Diamond Meet at Zurich.
The FAAS Test challenge finale was flagged off by PUMA’s fitness ambassador, Chitrangada Singh, who came out to support the faas test athletes in Mumbai.
Finalists (men and woman category) competed at the finale, and the event was open to wild card entrants who could exceed previously set faas test times.
Setting a blistering pace at 28.2 km/hr was Bharat Khanna from Dehradun, in the male category and Esha Shah from Bangalore took first place in the female category with 21.0 km/hr.
"The challenge brings a breath of fun and freshness to sport. It is a great platform to reintroduce people to their sporty, playful side which they might forget in the speed of daily life," said Esha Shah, winner, FAAS Test Indian, Women category.
“Running at the FAAS Test finale was a fun experience and the level of competition was fantastic. And I love the FAAS shoes. Very vibrant colours and so comfortable,” said Chitrangada Singh.
“What started as a seed has come full circle and hopefully we have been successful in giving India a push towards a sporty, healthy tomorrow” said Rajiv Mehta, PUMA, MD South Asia.
The duration of the pan-India contest saw celebrity entries such as Pankaj Advani, Armaan Ebrahim, Mallika Haydon, Adam Gilchrist, hockey greats like Prabhjot Singh and Gagan Ajit Singh participate.
Also, team members of the Deccan Chargers - J.P.Duminy, Daniel Harris, Sunny Sohal, Pankaj Singh and members of Rajasthan Royals – Rahul Dravid, Shaun Tait, Pankaj Singh, AjinkyaRahane, ran alongside everyday Indians.