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India’s Bhawna Jat qualifies for Tokyo Games in 20 km race walk

Recently India's Bhawna Jat has bagged a mammoth achievement on her name after she was qualified in the Tokyo Olympics in the 20 km Race Walk event. The 24-year-old athlete from Rajasthan recorded a time of 1:29:54 to bag her ticket to Tokyo, comfortably beating the Olympics 2020 qualification mark of 1:31:00. In the men’s event, Sandeep Kumar won the race after clocking a timing of 1:21:34. However, he was unfortunate to miss out on the Tokyo Olympics qualification by just 34 seconds which is set at 1 hour 20 minutes. Src: https://bit.ly/2wd7hpU

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Mirabai Chanu lifts a total of 203 kg, betters her own national record

The former world champion Mirabai Chanu has recently bagged a mammoth achievement by bettering her own national record by two kg after lifting a total of 203 kg to win the 49 kg gold in the National Weightlifting Championships in Kolkata. As per the media reports, the 25-year-old Mirabai had lifted 87 kg in snatch and 115 kg in clean and jerk. Mirabai’s previous best of 201kg had come at the World Championship in Thailand in September last year, where she had finished fourth. Src: https://bit.ly/3b9IeUF

Mary Kom, PV Sindhu, Vinesh nominated for BBC Sportswoman of the Year

Recently India’s proud and pride, six-time world champion Mary Kom, reigning badminton women's singles world champion PV Sindhu, and first Indian wrestler to qualify for Tokyo Olympics Vinesh Phogat are among the five nominees for the inaugural BBC 'Indian Sportswoman of the Year' award. Sprinter Dutee Chand and para-badminton player Manasi Joshi are the other nominees for the award, the winner of which will be announced on 8 March. Who do you think deserves to win this prestigious title? Let us know in comments. Src: https://bit.ly/2RSLtIt

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World Athletics bans prototype shoes after Nike controversy

World Athletics has recently announced about banning the use of prototype shoes in the competition after a recent spate of world records set by athletes wearing the Nike Vaporfly trainers. Athletics’ governing body in a statement said, “From April 30 2020, any shoe must have been available for purchase by any athlete on the open retail market (online or in store) for a period of four months before it can be used in competition.” Src: https://bit.ly/3b5jL2V

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