New Delhi, Feb. 15 -- Race walker Manish Singh Rawat would be eyeing a Tokyo Olympics berth when the two-day National Open and International Race Walking Championships commences in Ranchi on Saturday. The Uttarakhand athlete had finished a creditable 13th at the 2016 Rio Olympics, clocking 1:21.21 sec in the 20km event.

The men's and women's 20km race will be held on day one while the men's 50km and junior (U-20) will take place Sunday. The Olympic qualification for race walk and marathon, which started last year in January, will conclude on May 31.

Army's KT Irfan, 29, is the only Indian to have qualified for Tokyo. He clocked 1:20.57 sec at last year's Asian Race Walking Championships at Nomi, Japan in March, bettering the Tokyo qualify...