London Olympics 2012: Sudha fails to make final cut in 3000m steeplechase
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London Olympics 2012: Sudha fails to make final cut in 3000m steeplechase

Last Updated: Saturday, August 04, 2012, 19:45
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London Olympics 2012: Sudha fails to make final cut in 3000m steeplechaseLondon: India`s Sudha Singh crashed out of the London Olympics after failing to qualify for the final of the women`s 3000m steeplechase event, finishing a lowly 13th out of 15 runners in the first heat on Saturday.

Sudha, a gold medal winner in the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, clocked 9:48.86s, way below her personal best timing of 9:47.70s set in the Iberoamericano International athletic meet at Huelva, Spain in June this year.

Sudha also booked her ticket to London in the Huelva meet after attaining the Olympic `B` qualification standard of 9:48.00s.

Sudha also booked her ticket to London in the Huelva meet after attaining the Olympic `B` qualification standard of 9:48.00s.

The top four runners from the first heat qualified for Monday`s final with Gesa Felicitas Krause of Germany, winning the race with a personal best timing of 9:24.91s.

The other three runners to qualify from first heat are Eithopia`s Etenesh Diro (9:25.31s), Milcah Chemos Cheywa of Kenya (9:27.09s) and Latvia`s Polina Jelizarova (9:27.21s).

PTI


First Published: Saturday, August 04, 2012, 17:02

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