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Anju qualifies for final at World C'ships

India's long jumper Anju Bobby George manages a best effort of 6.60 m in the qualifying round and makes it to the medal round.

india Updated: Aug 27, 2007 13:59 IST

Anju Bobby George qualified for the women's long jump final despite failing to better her season's best performance at the World Athletics Championships in Osaka on Monday.

Anju managed a best effort of 6.60 m in the qualifying round and made it to the medal round in 11th place out of the 12 jumpers who got through.

The qualifying mark was set at 6.75m but with only seven athletes managed to achieve that, the next five best performers made it to the finals.

In women's discus throw, Krishna Poonia failed to make it to the final after managing a best of 57.17m in qualifying, way below her personal best of 61.53m or her season's best of 58.80m.

Anju's efforts were far below her personal best of 6.83m she did at the 2004 Athens Olympics and her season's best of 6.65m, but she would be aiming to improve her performance in the final tomorrow.

First Published: Aug 27, 2007 13:23 IST