Luka finish 3rd in Italy meet

New Delhi: Tintu Luka came up with a below par performance but that was enough for her to finish third in women`s 800m race in the Primo Nebiolo Memorial Meeting at Turin, Italy.

Luka clocked 2:02.71 secs behind Cuban Yuneisy Santiusty (2:00.93 secs) and Marta Milani (2:02.65 secs) of Italy.

Luka has already crossed the London Olympics `B` mark of 2:01.30 secs though she is yet to touch the `A` standard of 1:59.90 secs.

She had clocked 2:01.09 secs in the first leg of the Samsung Diamond League series last month.

Luka holds the national record of 1:59.17 secs but is yet to run sub two seconds this season, with London Olympics just a month away.


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