China’s Quan Xin secured a canoe slalom quota place for Tokyo 2020 at the Asian Olympic qualification event in Pattaya.
Quan triumphed in Thailand in the men’s K1 competition today, as he topped the standings by 3.56 seconds from his nearest challenger.
His compatriot Tan Ya finished as the runner-up.
Chinese Taipei’s Wu Shao-Hsuan completed the top three in the qualification race, finishing 1.36 seconds behind Tan.
Quan has enjoyed for success at international level, with the 24-year-old having claimed gold at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang.
He will now hope to be selected to represent China at Tokyo 2020.
Formal nominations will be decided by the National Federation and the Chinese National Olympic Committee.
The K1 competition concluded the canoe slalom Olympic qualifiers in Pattaya.
Kazakhstan secured two Olympic quotas in the discipline for the first time in the men's C1 and women's K1.
China won the women's C1, an event that is set to make its debut at Tokyo 2020.
Attention will now turn to the canoe sprint Olympic qualifier.
The three-day qualification event will be held from May 5 to 7.