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In the National Open Race Walking in Ranchi, Sandeep and Priyanka also made new national records in the 20 km race walking, and also qualified for the Olympic and next year’s World Athletics Championships.
Indian race walkers Rahul Kumar, Priyanka Goswami, Sandeep Kumar qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. In the National Open Race Walking, Sandeep and Priyanka also set new national records in 20 km race walking. Sandeep took one hour 20 minutes 16 seconds, Priyanka took one hour 28 minutes 45 seconds and Rahul took one hour 20 minutes 26 seconds. Olympic qualification time is one hour 21 minutes for men and one hour 31 minutes for women. Sandeep broke the national record of 1 hour 20 minutes 21 seconds for Irfan and Devender Singh. At the same time, Priyanka broke Bhavna Jat’s record of one hour 32 minutes 59 seconds. Earlier race walkers Katie Irfan and Bhavna Jat have also got Olympic quota.
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