Indian athlete Avinash Sable
Indian athlete Avinash Sable

Avinash Sable secures Olympic berth in men's 3000m steeplechase

ANI | Updated: Oct 05, 2019 10:32 IST

Doha [Qatar], Oct 5 (ANI): Avinash Sable secured a berth in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in men's 3000m steeplechase after finishing 13th in the final of World Athletics Championships here on Saturday.
The qualifying cut-off was 8:22.00 and Sable completed in 8:21.37, setting a new national record.
Sports Authority of India (SAI) took to Twitter and congratulated Sable for his achievement.
"Our #TOPSAthlete #AvinashSable has secured a place in the @Tokyo2020 @Olympics in men's 3000m steeplechase after finishing the final at the World #Athletics C'ships in 13th place in a time of 8:21.37 which was within the qualifying cutoff of 8:22.00. Many congratulations!" SAI tweeted.
In another tweet, SAI wrote: "#AvinashSable set a new national record breaking his own NR of 8:25.23 set in the heats of this event. This is the 4th time in the last one year he's broken the NR established by Gopal Saini in 1981. Many congratulations!" (ANI)

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