Sinimole out of Olympic race, misses qualification again

Updated: Jul 09, 2012, 11:36 AM IST

New Delhi: India`s middle distance runner Sinimole Paulose`s last ditch effort to qualify for the London Olympics came crashing down after she finished second in the women`s 1500m at the Savo Games in Lapinlahti, Finland.

On the last day of qualification for the London Games yesterday, Sinimole clocked 4:10.72s in Lapinlahti but it was not enough to book her place in the London Games as the Olympic `B` standard qualification mark stood at 4:08.90s.

According to information received here, Assefa Meskerem of Ethopia (4:09.51s) topped the race ahead of Sinimole, while Finland`s Johanna Lehtinen (4:15.27s) finished third.

Sinimole also failed to make the cut for London at the Folksam Sollentuna Grand Prix in Stockholm, Sweden last week, where she finished a disappointing seventh in the women`s 1500m with a timing of 4:13.91s.

PTI