India’s 20km race walkers Vikash Singh and Paramjeet Singh Bisht on Sunday certified for the 2024 Paris Olympics in addition to 2023 World Championships throughout the Asian Championships right here.
Vikash and Paramjeet completed second and third within the open class males’s part of the Asian 20km Race Walking Championships, clocking 1:20:05sec and 1:20:08sec respectively, behind Qian Haifeng (1:19:09) of China.
The qualifying mark for each the 2024 Paris Olympics and 2023 World Athletics Championships in August in Budapest, Hungary is 1:20:10, which the 2 Indians breached by a small margin.
Akshdeep Singh, who has already certified for the 2024 Paris Olympics in addition to 2023 World Athletics Championships by profitable the National Championships final month, clinched gold within the official entry class, clocking 1:20:57, and completed fifth general.
As per the competitors guidelines, a rustic can ship athletes within the open classes — moreover the official entry — for the aim of giving publicity to them however their efficiency is not going to be counted as official.
India had despatched 4 males and three girls race walkers within the open class, moreover the 2 official entries — one man and one girl — within the continental occasion.
Suraj Panwar and Hardeep, the 2 different Indians within the open class, clocked 1:22:31 and 1:25:38 respectively.
Priyanka Goswami, who has additionally already certified for the 2024 Paris Olympics in addition to 2023 World Athletics Championships by profitable the National Championships final month, clinched bronze within the girls’s official entry class, clocking 1:32:27, and completed fourth general.
Munita Ptajapati and Bhawna Jat missed the Olympics and World Championships qualifying mark of 1:29:20 by an enormous margin, clocking 1:33:22 and 1:36:20 respectively within the open class.
The third Indian girl within the open class, Sonal Sukhwal didn’t begin the race. India now has 4 race walkers who’ve certified for the 2024 Olympics in addition to World Championships.