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Anil Kumar qualifies for Athens Olympics

Source: PTI
June 05, 2004 17:31 IST
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Discus thrower Anil Kumar has qualified for the Athens Olympics after making the grade in the International IAAF meeting, held at Szombathely, Hungary, recently.

Anil finished third in his event with a throw of 63.29 meters, which was enough to earn him a berth in the August Games.

"Yes, Anil has qualified for the Olympics," Athletics Federation of India secretary Lalit Bhanot said in Delhi on Saturday.

"Anil's record is better than the existing national record. But the federation will ratify the record later as another athlete, Vikas Gowda, has also performed better in this event, but his official result of the particular meet is being awaited," he revealed.

The first two places in the competition went to Hungarians Fazekas Robert (67.32m) and Mate Gabor (63.36m).

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