India’s Irfan KT today qualified for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. He made the cut after finishing fourth at the Asian Race Walking Championship at Nomi in Japan. Irfan clocked 1 hour 20 minutes and 57 seconds in the 20-kilometre walk to attain the standard qualifying mark for the Olympics.
The fourth-place finishes also ensured a berth in the upcoming International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championship in Doha that begins in September.
Two other Indian race walkers, who qualified for the World Championship are Devinder and Ganapati.
Having qualified for Tokyo 2020, this will be Irfan’s second Olympics having represented the country in 2012 London Games.