Haryana's Nirmala Sheoran has qualified for Rio 2016 Olympics in the women's 400 metre category.

Nirmala Sheoran qualified for Rio 2016 Olympics in the women’s 400 metres category with a timing of 51.48 seconds at the 56th National Inter State Senior Athletics Championship in Hyderabad.

The sprinter from Haryana has beaten the qualification mark of 52.20 seconds in the process on day 4 of the meet organised by the Telangana Athletics Association.

She joins Dutee Chand as the other athlete to qualify for the Olympics with the Odisha girl qualifying in the 100 metre category.

Her performance in the competition in Hyderabad also saw her finish at the top with Kerala’s Jisna Mathew coming in second (53.14 seconds) and Sowndharya P N coming in third (53.85).


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