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Ankit Sharma on Sunday qualified for Rio 2016 Olympics in men’s long jump after meeting qualification mark in Kazakhstan.
Ankit qualified with a jump of 8.17 metres which is also the new national record.
In track event, sprinter Srabani Nanda from Odisha too qualified for Rio after she covered 200-meter in 23.07s.
Nanda has been close to the qualification mark for a long time but had failed to break it before Sunday. With Nanda, India will have two sprinters at Rio.
Dutee Chand had qualified in the 100m event on Saturday.