Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.
India’s women’s 3000m steeplechase runners had a mixed outing in on Day 8 of the Rio Olympics 2016 as Lalita Babar qualified for the final but Sudha Singh failed to make the cut.
Sudha Singh could not match Lalita’s feat in steeplechase race and finished a lowly ninth with a time of 9:43.29. The winner in the third heat was Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi who finished with a time of 9:24.61. That time itself ensured that Lalita Babar qualified for the final as one of the six fastest athletes who finished outside the top three in their heat.
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