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 in Doha.
The qualifying cut-off was 8:22.00 and Sable completed in 8:21.37, setting a new national record.
Sable 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.
Source: SIFY (with Agency Inputs)