Sinimol, Joseph miss Olympic qualification

New Delhi: Indian middle distance runners Sinimol Paulose and Sajeesh Joseph`s Olympic dreams came crashing down as both of them failed to make the cut for London at the Folksam Sollentuna Grand Prix in Stockholm, Sweden.

Sinimol finished a disappointing seventh in the women`s 1500m after clocking clocked 4:13.91s much below the Olympic Qualification timing.

Another London hopeful, Joseph crashed out of contention after travelling 9000km to attend the Grand Prix with a hope to achieve qualification timing for men`s 800m.

Sajeesh finished second in B race of men`s 800 with a timing of 1:47.87s behind Mayni Ahmed who won the race in 1:47.69s.

Sajeesh, who has been consistently running in 1:47, could not crack 1:46 yesterday.

Hilary Stellingwerff of Canada won the women`s 1500m event in 4:09.14 and Zoe Buckman of Australia was runner-up with 4:09.54s.

Sinimol started the season with excellent timings but could not further improve as the deadline for qualification came closer.