Rio Olympics 2016: Ankit Sharma and Srabani Nanda qualify in the Long Jump and Women's 200m events
- The Indian contingent for Rio 2016 only gets more and more stronger.
The Indian athletics contingent would certainly like to take the fields available at Kazakhstan wherever they go since they seem to be relishing their time on those tracks.
After Dutee Chand’s qualification for Rio on Saturday in the track and field, India found another participant, its 102nd, for Rio 2016 as Ankit Sharma booked his seat in the Long Jump in the ongoing Polish Athletics Championships.
The Madhya-Pradesh born athlete scaled a height of 8.17m, beating the qualifying mark by 0.02 and becoming the 24th long jumper overall to confirm his place for the Summer Games.
Earlier today, Mohammad Anas became the 100th member to join the Indian contingent for the Olympics, qualifying in the Men’s 400m event with a time of 45.40 seconds.
Srabani joins the Rio contingent as well
Just as the news of Ankit’s qualification was coming in, Srabani Nanda also almost simultaneously booked her seat for Rio 2016 as well, clocking a timing of 23.02 seconds, thereby finishing just above the qualifying mark and becomes India’s 103rd athlete for Rio 2016.Published 26 Jun 2016, 12:56 IST