Three Indian race walkers qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics

Three Indian race walkers Khushbir Kaur, Manish Rawat and Sandeep Kumar have qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics.

In the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Race Walking Challenge held at Rio Maiorin Portugal, National women’s 20km walk record holder Khushbir Kaur clocked 1 hour 33 minute and 58 seconds below the Rio Oympic qualification time of 1 hour and 35 minutes.

In the men’s 20km race walk event Manish Rawat and Sandeep Kumar qualified for Rio Games.

In this event, Manish Rawat logged his personal best performance with a timing of 1 hour 22 minutes and Sandeep Kumar clocked 1 hour 23 minute and 32 seconds. Both of them performed above the Rio Oympic qualification time of 1 hour and 24 minutes.

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