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Athlete Irfan qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

IANS  |  Nomi (Japan) 

Indian has qualified for the Tokyo as he finished fourth in the men's 20 kilometre category at the Asian Race Walking Championships here.

The 29-year-old clocked 1 hour 20 minutes and 57 seconds to finish inside the Olympic qualification standard of 1 hour and 21 minutes.

The holds the national record of 1:20:21 which he achieved during his 10th place finish at the 2012 in

He also qualified for this year's World Championships as he bettered the qualifying mark of 1:22:30.

He was one of the two Indian athletes who were expelled from in Gold Coast, for violating the 'no needle policy' of the (IOC).

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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 16:40 IST
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