Six more Indians qualify for Rio Olympics

Jul 12, 2016 13:13 IST

Rio Olympics Six Indians on 11 July 2016 qualified for the Rio Olympics. These are Renjith Maheswary, Anirban Lahiri, Dharambir Singh, Jinson Johnson, Shiv Shankar Prasad Chawrasia and Aditi Ashok. Rio Olympics will be held from 5 August to 21 August 2016.

Renjith Maheswary: The triple jumper leaped with a national record of 17.30 meters bettering the Rio qualification mark of 16.85 metres at the Indian Grand Prix in Bengaluru.

Dharambir Singh: He in 200 meter race shattered national records by clocking 20.45 seconds to make the cut for Rio and become the first Indian to run in an Olympics 200m race after 36 years.

Jinson Johnson: He ran the second fastest ever 800 metres race to qualify.

Anirban Lahiri, Shiv Shankar Prasad Chawrasia and Aditi Ashok: They qualified for Rio after the crossing the mark of rank 60 in world rankings.

Golf as game returned to the Olympics for the first time since 1904 St. Louis Games.

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