Baljinder Singh: Profile 2012 London Olympics

Updated: Jul 16, 2012, 21:01 PM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Full Name: Baljinder Singh

Born: 18 September 1986 (age 25)

Sports: 20 km race walk

Baljinder Singh (20 km walk): Punjab athlete Baljinder Singh has earned a berth for the London Olympics after finishing fifth in the Asian 20 Km Race Walking championships with a timing of 1:22:12 in the Asian Championships at Nomi.

The `A` qualification standard for the London Olympics was 1:22:30.

The 25-year-old Baljinder hails from Dera Bassi, about 20 km from Chandigarh on the Delhi-Chandigarh national highway.

The Chandigarh walker had won the trials at Patiala with a performance of 1:22:01 last month to get selected for the Nomi event.