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ASI Athlete creates history by breaking National Record and Qualifying for Tokyo Olympics 2021

Ranchi:14/2/21:At the 8th National Race Walking Championship, held at Ranchi, Athletes of ASI created history by Qualifying for Tokyo Olympics 2021. Nb Sub Sandeep Kumar of 16 JAT Regiment won a Gold medal and created a new National Record with the timing of 1:: 20.16sec & Gdr Rahul of 18 Grenadiers secured Silver medal with a timing of 1::20.26sec both the athletes secured a berth for Tokyo 2021.

The National Open Race Walking Championships are the first major athletics event after the end of a COVID-19 lockdown. The Tokyo Olympics qualification time for men’s 20 km race walk event is 1::21:00sec. A country can send a maximum of three athletes in an individual event. Nb Sub Irfan KT of ASI had already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics way back in March 2019 during the Asian Race Walking Championships in Nomi, Japan.

Sandeep, who represented India in the 2016 Rio Olympics in the 50km race walk event, bettered the earlier national record of 1::20:21sec, which was jointly held by Nb Sub Irfan T and Nb Sub Devender Singh.


About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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