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Three Indian race walkers Khushbir, Manish, Sandeep qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics

Apr 20, 2015 13:13 IST

Three Indian race walkers, Khushbir Kaur, Manish Rawat and Sandeep Kumar on 19 April 2015 qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics. They qualified for the Olympics during the IAAF Race Walking Challenge at Rio Maiorin Portugal.

Khushbir Kaur, the National women's 20km walk record holder clocked 1 hour 33 minute and 58 seconds to better Rio Olympic qualification time of 1 hour and 35 minutes. She finished 13th in the race.

Manish Rawat, in the men’s 20km race walk clocked his personal best performance with a timing of 1 hour 22 minutes and 50 seconds. He finished in top 10 in the list.

Sandeep, the National 50km race walk record holder, in the men’s 20km race walk category clocked 1 hour 23 minute and 32 seconds. He finished 14th-place finish in the race.

Manish Rawat and Sandeep Kumar who qualified for Rio Games were well above qualification time of 1 hour and 24 minutes.


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