Manish Singh Rawat
Country India
Date of Birth 1991-05-05
Age 29 years
Birth Place India
Major Teams India
Playing Details Men’s 50km walk
Manish Singh Rawat, 20km Race Walk Men, Athletics
  • Group
    12th Aug, 11:00pm
    Rank: 13, Time: 1:21:21
    LOST

Achievements

  • In the men's 20km race walk, Manish Rawat logged a personal best performance to finish in the top 10 with a timing of 1:22:50, well above Rio Games qualification time of 1:24.
  • Manish Singh Rawat recorded a personal best of 3:57:11 to finish the 50km racewalk and came 27th in World Athletics Championships and cleared for Rio Olympics 2016.

 

Biography

Manish's moment of reckoning came in the IAAF Race Walking Challenge held at Rio Maior in Portugal in the April of 2015. Three Indians had clocked a time which was well within the qualifying mark of 1:24.00 hrs. Manish was on of them with an effort of 1:22.50 to finish in the top ten. He is currently under the tutelage of Russian coach Alexander Atsybashev.

 

An employee of the Uttarakhand Police, Manish has from childhood days loved this sport of walking. He had qualified in the 50 km event too but it was the 20km event that he had been asked to concentrate. He credits his coach for all the improvement since 2011. To look for a top 10 finish is his first aim in the Rio Olympics.He had done that in the World championship in Beijing.