Mirza officially became the first Indian equestrian to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics
He gave the country a medal in the singles category after 36 years at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games.
Dainik BhaskarJan 08, 2020, 04:32 PM IST Sports Desk. Indian cavalry Fawad Mirza gave the country an Olympic quota after 20 years. The International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) on Tuesday released a list of athletes qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics. Earlier Wing Commander LJ Lamba played for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and Imtiaz Anees played the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Mirza has become the first Indian equestrian to officially qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. He won the country in the singles category after 36 years at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games.
'This is the first step to reach the goal'
Mirza said, "I was definitely selected for the Olympics, but everything is not over here yet." This is the first step to the goal. Now it is time to work hard for better performance in the tournament. "Mirza played a 4-star level tournament for Olympic qualification last year. At every level, 25 percent marks were prescribed for athlete.