Naturalised Chinese athlete Nina Schultz has qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Games , World Athletics has confirmed, allowing her to fulfil her grandmother’s Olympic dream . The Commonwealth Games silver medallist, who is China’s first naturalised athlete in track and field, makes the 24-strong list for the heptathlon on account of her world ranking. She came in at 20th on the list. Only 11 athletes met the entry standard of 6,420 points and the 13 others in the Olympic field were selected based on their world ranking. Schultz, 22, won the World Athletics Challenge in Arona, Tenerife, early in June with 6,358 points – just off the automatic qualification mark. She followed this up with 6,324 points at the Estonia Championships. The news came a day after Chinese websites had reported that she had missed the cut, ranking 25th by a single point. However, Zheng Ninali – as she is known in China – can now fulfil her grandmother’s Olympic dream. Zheng Fengrong became the first Chinese world record-holder in 1957, competing in the high jump. Tokyo 2020: Canada-born Nina Schultz dominates heptathlon at China Nationals test event However, Zheng and her national high jump champion husband Duan Qiyan, Schultz’s grandfather, were unable to compete in an Olympic Games because China was in the middle of a boycott starting in 1956. Schultz became eligible to compete for China in April. She had already competed in a regional competition in Shandong in March after completing her naturalisation. China’s Nina Schultz aiming to fulfil grandma’s Olympic dream The Canada-born heptathlete took part in China’s National Games in 2017, where she expressed her willingness to compete for China. “I came here not out of a sudden impulse but because I always wanted to fulfil my grandmother’s dream of competing in the Olympics,” Schultz told Xinhua at those National Games. Schultz won silver in the 2018 Commonwealth Games heptathlon, finishing behind top Tokyo 2020 qualifier Katarina Johnson-Thompson, of Britain. Johnson-Thompson, who leads all qualifiers with 6,981 points, has been named in the Team GB squad but has been told to prove her fitness after returning from injury.