20 Km Race Walk: Bhawna Jat Secures Olympic Qualification


Ranchi: India’s Bhawna Jat qualified for the 2020 Olympics as she scripted a new national record in the 20km race walk category at the National Championships.

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.

The 2020 Olympics will be held in Tokyo July 24 to August 9.

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