Sudha Singh fails to qualify for final round at World Athletics Championships

Sudha would not have qualified for the final round even if she had touched her national mark. She finished 23rd overall among 27 athletes who took part in the event at the IAAF World Athletics Championships.

updated: August 10, 2013 19:51 IST
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Moscow: Asian Games gold medallist Sudha Singh failed to qualify for the women's 3000m steeplechase final round as she finished a disappointing 12th in the heats in the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships here on Saturday.

Sudha clocked 9:51.05, well outside her personal best and national record timing of 9:45.60, which she recorded in June in Chennai.

Interestingly, Sudha was the lone Asian participating in the event and she finished 12th in the 14-athlete field Heat One. Top five in each of the two heats and the next five fastest advanced to the final round.

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