• Kavita Raut books spot for Rio Olympics, wins women’s marathon #SAG2016

    Great news for women in sport. Indian long-distance runner Kavita Raut booked her spot for the Rio Olympics in women’s marathon after winning the event in the 12th South Asian Games, a perfect end to the country’s memorable athletics campaign in the event on Friday.

    Raut, 30 clinched the marathon gold in 2 hours 38 minutes and 38 seconds to become the fourth Indian women to have qualified for Rio Games women’s marathon. The Rio Games women’s marathon qualification standard stands at 2:42:00.

    Raut hails from Nashik, Maharashtra and is the lone athlete to have qualified for the Olympics from the 12th SAG.

    Kavita Raut, Pic by PTI

    Kavita Raut, Pic by PTI


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