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Irfan Kolothum Thodi Profile: Men’s 20km walk

Irfan had previously competed in the Federation Cup at Patiala, clocking a personal best of 1:22:09.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 3, 2016 1:32:42 pm
Irfan Kolothum Thodi, Rio Olympics 20 km walk event, Rio Olympics, Rio 2016 Olympics, Rio, Olympics, sports At the London 2012 Olympics he set the Indian national record in the 20 km walk with a timing of 1:20:21 and ranked 10th. (Source:

Irfan Kolothum Thodi, 29: Irfan Kolothum Thodi will be competing in the 20 km men’s walk category at Rio 2016 Olympics. Irfan Thodi, who hails from Malappuram in Kerala, has previously qualified for the London 2012 Olympics in the 20 km walk event. His London Olympics stint was a a successful one as he went on to set a National record in the 20 km walk race. He managed to clock 1:20:21 seconds and also ranked 10th in the race walk event.  Irfan had also competed in the Federation Cup at Patiala, clocking a personal best of 1:22:09. Irfan also participated in the IAAF 20 km race walking challenge in Taicang, China, back in March 2013. He finished 5th in that event. Irfan looks forward to his second Olympics appearance and holds a good chance of winning a medal.

Event- Men’s 20km walk

Qualifying event – Qualified from Asian 20km race walk in Naomi, Japan.

Event Date- August 12

Record- Ranked 10th in the London 2012 20km race walk event. Finished 5th in the IAAF 20km race walk event in China in 2013.

Career Highlights – Gold in the National Open race walk Championship in 2011.

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