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India fails to qualify for women’s 4X400m relay final

Statesman News Service |

India failed to qualify for the final of the women’s 4X400 metres competiton after finishing seventh in the Heat 2 at the Olympic Games here.

The team comprising of Nirmala Sheoran, Tintu Lukka, M.R. Poovamma and Anilda Thomas on Friday clocked 3:29.53 minutes to finish seventh in its Heat and 13th overall in the 16-team contest.

The United States, Jamaica, Ukraine, Britain, Canada, Italy, Poland and Australia finished in the top eighth respectively to qualify for the final, to be held on Saturday.

The top three teams from both heats qualified for the finals and the next two fastest countries — Australia and Italy completed the list for the final.