Race walkers Vikash, Paramjeet qualify for 2024 Olympics and 2023 World C'ships in 20km event

Updated: Mar 19 2023 1:27PM

Nomi (Japan), Mar 19 (PTI) India's 20km race walkers Vikash Singh and Paramjeet Singh Bisht on Sunday qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics as well as 2023 World Championships during the Asian Championships here.

Vikash and Paramjeet finished second and third in the open category men's section of the Asian 20km Race Walking Championships, clocking 1:20:05sec and 1:20:08sec respectively, behind Qian Haifeng (1:19:09) of China.

The qualifying mark for both the 2024 Paris Olympics and 2023 World Athletics Championships in August in Budapest, Hungary is 1:20:10, which the two Indians breached by a small margin.