Shot-putter Om Prakash qualifies for London Oly

New Delhi: Indian shot-putter Om Prakash Karhana 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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