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India's Irfan KT qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Press Trust of India  |  Nomi (Japan) 

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

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

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

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

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

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

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 11:35 IST
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