Haryana girl Nirmala qualifies for Rio Olympics 2016


In the ongoing senior National inter-state athletics meet, Haryana girl, Nirmala scored 51.48 in the women’s 400m on Saturday.The girl have been qualified for Rio Olympics.

In the last few months, she has not competed in any major event.

The Olympics qualifying mark in the women’s 400 m is 52.20.

“I was really confident of making it,” she said just after she clocked 52.35.

The girl was inspired by the presence PT Usha who attended the National state athletics meet. Usha said, “She really ran well. The start was perfect and she was clearly leading right through.

“It was a terrific show and I am delighted that one more Indian athlete made it to the Olympics at Rio.”

Nirmala’s proud coach Vijender Singh said, “It is is the result of two years of real hard work and training.”