India's Irfan KT qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Olympics after finishing fourth at Asian Race Walking Championship

India's Irfan KT has qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after finishing fourth at the Asian Race Walking Championship.

Press Trust of India March 17, 2019 12:52:46 IST
India's Irfan KT qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Olympics after finishing fourth at Asian Race Walking Championship
  • India's Irfan KT has qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after finishing fourth at the Asian Race Walking Championship.

  • Irfan clocked 1:20.57 in the 20km walk to attain the standard qualifying mark for the quadrennial extravaganza in Tokyo.

  • The fourth place finish also ensured a berth in the upcoming IAAF World Championship in Doha from 27 September to 6 October.

Nomi: India's Irfan KT has qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after finishing fourth at the Asian Race Walking Championship on Sunday.

Indias Irfan KT qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Olympics after finishing fourth at Asian Race Walking Championship

File image of India's Irfan KT (R) competing in the men's 20 kilometres walk. AFP

Irfan clocked 1:20.57 in the 20km walk to attain the standard qualifying mark for the quadrennial extravaganza in Tokyo.

The fourth place finish also ensured a berth in the upcoming IAAF World Championship in Doha from 27 September to 6 October.

Two other Indian race walkers, who qualified for the World Championship are Devinder, who clocked 1:21.22 and Ganapati (1:22.12).

Having qualified for Tokyo 2020, this will be Irfan's second Olympics having represented the country in 2012 London edition.

During last year's Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Irfan was sent home after not adhering to the 'no needle policy'.

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