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Shot-putter Om Prakash Karhana qualifies for London Olympics

Last updated: 29 July, 2011
New Delhi, Jul 29 (PTI) 13:05 IST

Indian shot-putter Om Prakash Karhana today qualified for the 2012 London Olympics as well as next month's World Championships after winning gold in an IAAF meet at Szombathely in Hungary.

Karhana registered a personal best of 20.04 metres to cross the 20-metre qualifying mark for the London Olympics and the World Championships to be held in Daegu, South Korea from August 27.

The earlier personal best of the 24-year-old lad, who is now training in Hungary, was 20.02 metres which he registered at the 2009 Inter-State Athletics meet in Chennai.

Karhana had finished third in the Asian Championships at Kobe, Japan earlier this month. Defending his shot put title, he managed a bronze with a season's best of 19.47 metres.

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