Kavita starts practising for 2013 world championship

Updated: Jul 16, 2012, 21:11 PM IST

Nashik: Long distance runner Kavia Raut, who failed to qualify for the London Olympics, returned from Italy on Saturday night and started practising for the 2013 World Athletics Championship to be held in Moscow.

Kavita who hails from a small tribal dominated village Savar Pada near here told reporters that she did not consider her failure to qualify for the London games as defeat.

She said that she did her best but did not get adequate time to practise in Italy.

She said that she has started practising for the world athletics championship to be held in Moscow in 2013 and Asian games in Korea in 2014 at Bhosla military grounds here.

Kavita had won silver and bronze medals in the Commonwealth games in New Delhi and last Asian games in China.

Kavita along with Preeja Sreedharan failed to make the cut for London after they abandoned the 10,000m qualifying event at the FIDAL Piedmont Track Meeting at Santhia, Italy.

PTI