Three more race-walkers qualify for Olympics; new national records in 20km event | More sports News


2021-02-13 06:10:04

RANCHI: Three Indian race-walkers qualified for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics during the National Open Race Walking Championships here on Saturday, with Sandeep Kumar and Priyanka Goswami shattering national records in the men’s and women’s 20km events respectively.
The National Open Race Walking Championships are the first major athletics event after the end of a Covid-19 lockdown, which had caused the entire domestic calendar to be wiped out last season.
With the three new entrants, the total number of Indian race-walkers who have qualified for the Tokyo Games has swelled to five as KT Irfan (men’s 20km) and Bhawana Jat (women’s 20km) have already made the cut earlier.
Sandeep clocked 1 hour 20 minutes and 16 seconds to win the men’s group A 20km event while Goswami emerged victorious in the corresponding women’s group A event with a time of 1:28:45.
Rahul, who finished second in the men’s group A 20km race-walk event with a time of 1:20:26, also qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.

The Tokyo Olympics qualification time for men’s and women’s 20km race-walk event are 1:21:00 and 1:31:00 respectively. A country can send a maximum of three athletes in an individual event.
Sandeep, who represented India in the 2016 Rio Olympics in the 50km race-walk event, improved on the earlier national record of 1:20:21 that was jointly held by Irfan and Devender Singh.
On Saturday, Irfan could not finish the race. He had qualified for the Tokyo Olympics way back in March 2019 during the Asian Race Walking Championships in Nomi, Japan.
Goswami, on the other hand, erased the earlier women’s national record of 1:29:54 that was in the name of Bhawana, who finished second on Saturday with a time of 1:32:59.
Bhawana had qualified for the Olympics by winning the women’s 20km event in the last edition of the National Race Walking Championships here just before the pandemic struck.
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 in July-August this year.





Source link

35 Comments

  1. Qmopbs February 13, 2021
  2. Pdcjyp February 13, 2021
  3. Kimmoism February 13, 2021
  4. alternative to viagra epyxek February 13, 2021
  5. Tebcqp February 13, 2021
  6. Jlnxp February 13, 2021
  7. beClienefeft February 13, 2021
  8. Staign February 13, 2021
  9. where to buy ampicillin February 13, 2021
  10. how to purchase levaquin 250 mg February 13, 2021
  11. clozapine 100 mg usaclozapine purchase February 13, 2021
  12. emilyxo2 February 13, 2021
  13. cheap verapamil 40mg February 13, 2021
  14. zocor cheap February 13, 2021
  15. zyloprim without a doctor prescription February 13, 2021
  16. where to buy omnicef 300 mg February 13, 2021
  17. DoctMef February 19, 2021
  18. generic vidalista without a doctor March 28, 2021
  19. canadian generic cialis March 29, 2021
  20. cheap cialis generic canada March 29, 2021
  21. cialis cheap online March 30, 2021
  22. buy viagra paypal uk March 31, 2021
  23. henry ford hydroxychloroquine study April 1, 2021
  24. cialis professional April 1, 2021
  25. who profits from hydroxychloroquine April 3, 2021
  26. prednisone dosage guide for children April 5, 2021
  27. women taking dapoxetine citrate April 6, 2021
  28. ampicillin April 7, 2021
  29. best price for vidalista 20 mg April 7, 2021
  30. buy cialis online with mastercard April 9, 2021
  31. buy cialis online with mastercard April 9, 2021
  32. buy zithromax antibiotics online April 10, 2021
  33. generic cialis 20mg online April 11, 2021
  34. cialis 20mg price in mexico April 12, 2021

Leave a Reply