Equestrian expert Fouaad Mirza, the first Indian to qualify for the 20-year-old equestrian Olympics, has met the minimum eligibility requirement (MER) to compete in the Olympic discipline.
At the Baborowko Equestrian Festival in Poland on Saturday, Mirza retained the first two places in her event, with Seigneur Medicott finishing first and Dajara 4 second after the crossing to complete the MER formalities before the June 24 deadline.
In January, Mirza, 27, a double medalist at the 2018 Asian Games, officially became the first Indian to qualify for the Olympic Games after the 2000 Sydney Games.
Imtiaz Anees competed in the 2000 Olympics, while winger commander IJ Lamba represented India at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
At the 2018 Asian Games, Mirza won silver in individual races and scored 34 points on his first horse of choice, Fernhill Facetime, and 30 with his second horse, Toughingwood.