After KT Irfan and Bhavana Jat, three more Indian racewalkers fit the bill for the Tokyo Olympics 2021 subsequent to fulfilling the capability guidelines at the National Race Walking Championships in Ranchi on Saturday.
Men’s race walker 34 year old Sandeep Kumar, who was representing by Haryana made a public record early toward the beginning of today by contending men’s 20km Race Walk and completing it in a period of 1:20:16. Comparative showcase was set up by female racewalker 24 year old, Priyanka Goswami of Uttar Paresh, who finished the 20km ladies’ course in a planning of 1:28:45.
AFI tweeted recently
Public Records in the two Men and Women 20km Race Walk here in Ranchi.
Sandeep Kumar 1:20:16 (M) Priyanka Goswami 1:28:45 (W) RoadToTokyo #Olympics. Congratulations to the two competitors alongside second positioned Rahul (1:20:26) in men’s occasion for Olympic Qualification. Both the competitors alongside second positioned Rahul (1:20:26) in men’s occasion have equipped for the Olympics.
Both the competitors alongside second positioned Rahul (1:20:26) in men’s occasion have equipped for the Olympics.
In Tokyo Olympics
The Tokyo Olympics capability time for men’s 20km racewalking is set at an hour and 21 minutes. Sandeep had passed up the capability mark in a year ago’s nationals by simple 34 seconds.
Be that as it may, his mentor Gurmeet Singh had faith in his ward which kept him spurred. Priyanka too had missed the capability mark by 34 seconds in the last version, where the female capability time is set at one hour 31 minutes. Their timings additionally acquired them capability for the 2022 World Athletics Championships
KT Irfan and Bhavana Jat have equipped for the people 20km race individually.
2022 World Athletics Championships
Sandeep, Rahul and Goswami also qualified for the 2022 World Athletics Championships to be held in Eugene, in the USA. Sandeep, who represented India in the 2016 Rio Olympics in the 50km race walk event, bettered the earlier national record of 1:20:21, which was jointly held by Irfan and Devender Singh.
Besides the five race walkers, javelin throwers Neeraj Chopra and Shivpal Singh, 3000m steeplechaser Avinash Sable and the 4x400m mixed relay team have so far qualified for the Olympics in the track and field. The Olympics are scheduled to be held between July-August this year.