Filipino athlete Kristina Knott has got entry into the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics – through a universality slot reserved for a country where not one athlete can make it to this field of sport through the Olympic qualifying time.
The 25-year-old national team standout was given this slot by the Philippine Track and Field Association, when she was found to be having the best performance and the highest ranking in the Philippine Track and Field Team.
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Pointing out that the country stood a chance of winning through Knott’s participation in the Tokyo Olympics, Philip Ella Juico, President of the Philippine Track and Field Association noted that Knott had hoped to qualify for the quadrennial meet through other means.
Describing as a universality principle Knott’s wanting to qualify via qualification or ranking, Juico said that she will be joining two others in the Olympic qualifying races this month.