Ball Tejinger Singh Toor qualified for the Tokyo Olympics with a new national record at the Indian Grand Prix 4 here on the day when the women’s 4x100m relay team and sprinter Dutee Chand also broke previous best marks in the country.
Toor crossed the line of the Olympic qualifiers with a throw of 21.49 meters and set his own national record. The Olympic qualifying efforts in this event are 21.10 m.
The previous record, which was also named after Tuor, was 20.92m and was set in 2019.
However, the women’s relay failed to qualify for the Olympics despite its record-breaking efforts.
The quartet of Hima Das, Duty Chand, S Dhanalakshmi and Archana Suseendran reached 43.37 seconds to win the race against India ‘B’ (48.02 seconds) and the Maldives (50.74) in three team competitions.
The Indian team improved on the previous record of 43.42 seconds, set in 2016 in Almaty by the quartet Merlin K Joseph, HM Jyothi, Srabani Nanda and Dutee.
But the quartet failed to reach the 43.05 seconds needed to be among the 16 teams on the Road to Tokyo list. Sixteen teams will take part in the women’s 4x100m relay in Tokyo
India placed 22nd ahead of Monday’s race based on a 43.81-second performance during the 2019 Asian Championships. 43.37 seconds on Monday will take India to 20th place.
Kamalpreet Kaur, an Olympian, improved on her earlier national record in the women’s discus throw by throwing the iron discus at a distance of 66.59m.
But her performance will not be considered a new national record, as she was the lone competitor in the event.
“According to the rules, for the purposes of the national record, the number of competitors must be at least three. So her performance will not be considered a national record. But it will be taken into account for other purposes, such as ranking,” said AFI Secretary Ravinder. PTI chaudras.
Kaur became the first woman to throw discus in the country to break the 65-meter mark with a national record of 65.06 meters during the Federation Cup here in March, which also secured her a place at the Tokyo Olympics.
Her performance on Monday will put her in 8th place on the Road to Tokyo list and could put her in the medal-winning category.
The winners of bronze medals at the Olympic Games in 2012 and 2016 achieved efforts of 66.38 and 65.34 million, respectively.
The Sprinter Dutee Chand also broke a national record in the women’s 100m. She finished the race in 11.17 seconds. However, the Olympic qualifying time for this event is 11.15s.
The previous recording was 11.21 seconds, also created by Dutee.