According to a report by TOI, he qualified for the next year’s Olympics after finishing fourth at the Asian Race Walking Championship in Nomi on Sunday.

Race walker, Irfan KT became the first Indian athlete to qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


29-year-old Irfan from Kerala, clocked 1 hour 20 minutes and 57 seconds to beat the Tokyo Olympics qualification standard of 1 hour 21 minutes.

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So far, no other Indian has qualified for the 2020 Olympics from athletics.

Irfan also holds a national record of 1:20:21 when he finished 10th in the 2012 Olympics.