Srabani Nanda fails to qualify for 200m semifinals

Srabani Nanda clocked 23.58 seconds in the 200m Heat 5 to finish sixth in her round and 55th overall.

By: IANS | Rio De Janeiro | Updated: August 15, 2016 8:58 pm
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Indian athlete Srabani Nanda failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the women’s 200 metres after finishing 55th among 72 athletes in Round 1 at the Rio Olympics here on Monday.

Srabani clocked 23.58 seconds at the Olympic Stadium, way below topper Cote d’Ivoire’s Marie-Josee Talou (22.31 seconds).

American Deajah Stevens was second in the qualification round with a timing of 22.45, followed by compatriot Tori Bowie (22.47).

The first 24 athletes qualified for the semi-finals.

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