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Hima finishes sixth in 400m fil, Tejaswin 6th in High jump

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 April 2018 12:00 AM GMT

Gold Coast, April 11: India’s high jumper Tejaswin Shankar and quarter-miler Hima Das finished sixth in the fil of their respective events at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday.

In the men’s high jump fil, Tejaswin missed his third attempt at 2.27 metres and finished at 2.24m to finish sixth in the 12-men fil while finished sixth in the women’s 400 metre fil with a persol best of 51.32 sec.

Brandon Starc of Australia bagged the gold with a 2.32m while Silver went to Jamal Wilson (2.30m). Django Lovett settled for bronze in the high jump fil.

The Indian jumper started off well, clearing the first attempt but then failed to clear his rest of the attempts and finished at 2.24m. At the jump of 2.27m, the Indian player faulted in all the three attempts.

Earlier on April 9, Tejaswin entered the fil, registering a best attempt of 2.21 metres.

Meanwhile, Hima Das finished sixth with a persol best of 51.32 sec. The gold medal went to Amantle Montsho of Botswa while the silver went to Astasia Le-Roy of Jamaica. Stephenie McPherson settled for bronze.

Earlier on Tuesday, Hima posted a persol best of 51.53 seconds to improve on her previous best of 51.97 seconds to advance to the fil.

She finished third in the semi-fil 1. She reached the fil on the basis of having the top-two timings among the competitors who didn’t finish top-two in each of the three heats.

In the women’s long jump qualifying round, Nellickal V. Nee 6.24 and ya James entered the fil with a attempt of 6.24 and 6.34 respectively. (IANS)

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