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Luka eliminated but makes Olympic cut

india Updated: Sep 05, 2011 01:04 IST

India's campaign in the World Athletics Championships ended on a disappointing note with Tintu Luka failing to qualify for the women's 800m final, but she booked her berth for the 2012 London Olympics. Luka clocked 2:00.95, her season's best, to finish sixth in heat number two of the semifinals, and 15th overall. However, she achieved the Games 'B' qualifying standard of 2:01.30.

India were represented by eight athletes only but came back empty handed. Only Discus thrower Vikas Gowda, who finished seventh, and long jumper Mayookha Johny could make the final rounds of their respective events.