International federation of Equestrian has announced final ranking list today. Fouaad Mirza has qualified for Tokyo Olympics in equestrian. India has participation in this sports in Sydney Olympic in 2000.
Imtiaz Anees had participated in 2000 Olympics and Indrajit Lamba in 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He ended 20 years wait with his qualification.
Fouaad has won double silver medal in 2018 Asian games and conferred with Arjun award. He secured the Olympic quota after finishing top ranked in group G qualifiers. All other riders in this zonal ranking has already qualified directly.
Last year EFI did not send entry for Indian eventing team on the France qualifiers. Indian team had a good chance there as they had to finish in top three to qualify for Olympics. But Thailand team, who were three place behind at Asian games in 2018. They bagged the quota in France by finishing third.
Now we have only an Individual quota, this could be a full team in eventing. Now Fouaad has to fulfill all the minimum qualifying requirements, for which last date is June 2020.