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Sudha fails to make final cut in 3000m steeplechase

india Updated: Aug 04, 2012 17:19 IST
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Sudha Singh

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 in London 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.

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).