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India's Bhawna Jat secures Olympic qualification in 20 km race walk

PTI | Ranchi | Updated: 15-02-2020 10:40 IST | Created: 15-02-2020 10:26 IST
India's Bhawna Jat secures Olympic qualification in 20 km race walk
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India's Bhawna Jat qualified for the 2020 Olympics after setting a new national record in the 20km race walk category at the National Championships here on Saturday. The athlete from Rajasthan clocked 1:29.54, well inside the Olympic qualification time of 1:31.00. Bhawna's effort was a massive improvement on her personal best of 1:38.30, set in October last year.

Priyanka Goswami narrowly missed the Olympic cut with timing of 1:31.36. The 2020 Olympics will be held in Tokyo from July 24 to August 9.



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