Indian Navy Athlete MP Jabir qualifies for Tokyo Olympics


GUWAHATI: Ace Athlete of Indian Navy, MP Jabir has qualified for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. He will be participating in the 400m hurdles.

25-year-old Navy sailor hails from Malappuram in Kerala. He qualified through the World ranking quota.

“Many congratulations to #MPJabir for qualifying for #Tokyo2020 in men’s 400m hurdles through his world ranking (32).

#TokyoOlympics #Cheer4India,” SAI Media Tweeted.


It is to be mentioned that Jabir Madari Pillyalil, also known as M. P. Jabir, is an Indian athlete who specializes in 400 metres hurdles and 400 metres.

Jabir won the bronze medal at the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships in 400 metres hurdles with a timing of 50.22 seconds. At the same event in 2019 Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, he set his personal best timing of 49.13 to win bronze and achieved the qualification standard for 2019 World Athletics Championships.

Jabir works for the Indian Navy and is posted at Kochi, as of 2017.(wiki)