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My aim is to reach Rio Olympics final,says Dharambir Singh

Updated: Jul 20, 2016 21:06 IST

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI):Dharambir Singh, who became the first Indian in 36 years to qualify for the 200 metres event for Olympics, on Wednesday said he is looking forward to improve his performance in order to enhance his chances of reaching the finals at next month's Rio Games.

Dharambir, who hails from Ajayab village in Rohtak district of Haryana, sealed the Rio spot by clocking 20.45 for a national record in the Indian Grand Prix held in Bengaluru earlier this month.

Reflecting on the same, the athlete insisted that it was a big achievement for him as he has been working really hard from last 10 to 12 years.

"My preparation is good. I will try to do better than before. Aim is to reach finals or maybe I can win medal,"Dharambir told ANI.

India will be sending its biggest ever contingent in the Olympic Games with more than 100 athletes having already qualified in 13 sporting disciplines.

The previous highest was 83 that the country sent in the 2012 London Olympics.

The Rio Olympics is slated to be held from August 5 to August 21. (ANI)