India’s Fouaad Mirza officially qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

January 8, 2020

Fouaad Mirza

  • Double Asian Games medallist equestrian Fouaad Mirza on Tuesday officially qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, ending a wait spanning two decades.
  • As per the latest rankings issued by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports, which include all results between January 1 to December 31, 2019, Mirza’s Tokyo Games qualification has been confirmed.
  • The 27-year-old Mirza, who had won a silver in individual eventing in the 2018 Asian Games, had scored 34 points on his first horse Fernhill Facetime and 30 with his second horse Touchingwood.
  • Imtiaz Anees (2000 Sydney) and Late Wing Commander IJ Lamba (1996 Atlanta) are the only Indians to have represented the country at the Olympics.

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