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Ankit Sharma qualifies for Rio 2016 Olympics in long jump

Ankit Sharma qualified for Rio 2016 Olympics in the long jump event with a jump of 8.17 metres in Kazakhstan.

Rio 2016 Olympics, Rio Olympics 2016, Rio Olympics 2016 news, Rio Olympics 2016 updates, Ankit Sharma, Ankit Sharma India, Ankit Sharma long jump, Srabani Nanda, Srabani Nanda sprinter, Srabani Nanda India, sports news, sports Ankit Sharma jumps 8.17 metres to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics. (Source: AP)

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.

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Dutee Chand had qualified in the 100m event on Saturday.

First published on: 26-06-2016 at 01:17:42 pm
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