India’s 20km race walkers Vikas Singh and Paramjit Singh Bisht on Sunday certified for the 2024 Paris Olympics and 2023 World Championships through the Asian Championships right here.
Vikas and Paramjeet completed second and third within the males’s open class of the Asian 20km Race Walking Championships with timings of 1:20:05 and 1:20:08 behind China’s Qian Haifeng (1:19:09). .
The qualifying mark for each the 2024 Paris Olympics and the 2023 World Athletics Championships to be held in Budapest, Hungary in August is 1:20:10, which the 2 Indians broke by a slender margin.
Akshdeep Singh, who has certified for the 2024 Paris Olympics in addition to the 2023 World Athletics Championships by successful the nationwide championships final month, gained gold within the official entry class with a timing of 1:20:57 and completed fifth total. .
According to the competitors guidelines, a rustic might ship athletes to the open classes – apart from the official entry – for the aim of giving them publicity however their performances is not going to be thought of official.
In the continental competitors, India despatched 4 male and three feminine race walkers within the open class, other than two official entries – one male and one feminine.
In the open class, two different Indians Suraj Panwar and Hardeep clocked 1:22:31 and 1:25:38 respectively.
Priyanka Goswami, who has certified for the 2024 Paris Olympics in addition to the 2023 World Athletics Championships by successful the nationwide championships final month, gained the bronze medal within the girls’s official entry class with a timing of 1:32:27 and fourth total. Stayed in place
Munita Pajapati and Bhavna Jat clocked 1:33:22 and 1:36:20 respectively within the open class, lacking the Olympic and World Championships qualifying marks of 1:29:20 by a large margin.
Sonal Sukhwal, the third Indian girl within the open class, didn’t begin the race. India now has 4 race walkers who’ve certified for the 2024 Olympics in addition to the World Championships.
With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS