India’s judoka Avtar Singh qualifies for Rio 2016

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South Asian Games (SAG) gold medallist judoka Avtar Singh has qualified for the Rio Olympics in the under 90kg weight category, the national federation said on Saturday.

As per the list released by the International Judo Federation, Avtar has qualified for the Rio Games under the continental quota, Judo Federation of India President Mukesh Kumar said in a release.

Besides the SAG gold in Shillong in February, Avtar, who hails from Punjab, took the bronze in Asian Junior Judo Championships in 2011.

He also won gold medals in senior national judo championships in 2013-14 and 2014-15. In the Asian judo championships in April in Uzbekistan, Avtar finished fifth after beating judokas from China and Iran.

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