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Shot Putter Manpreet ousts

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 12 : Indian athlete Manpreet Kaur failed to get past the women's Shot Put qualifying round at the Rio Olympics here on Friday.

The qualifying mark for the 18 shot putters in Group B was to achieve a throw of 18.40 metres or at least the 12 best performers advanced to the fil round.

Manpreet scored 16.68 metres in her first attempt and improved to 17.06 metres in her second attempt.

She secured only 16.76m in her third attempt at the Olympic Stadium. But it wasn't enough to secure qualification to the fil round as she was ranked 23rd after the overall completion of the qualification process. IANS

Jinson Johnson flops in 800m

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 12 : Jinson Johnson's campaign at the Rio Olympics ended after he finished fifth in the qualification round of the men's 800 metres Heat 3 at the Olympic Stadium here on Friday. The Kerala athlete clocked 1:47.27 minute to cover the distance.

Defending champion and world record holder David Rudisha from Kenya topped the Heat clocking 1:45.09 minute followed by South Africa's Ryrdt Rensburg Van at second spot in 1:45.67 minute, which was also the season's best. Britain's Michael Rimmer finished third in 1:45.99 minute to qualify for the semi-fils. IANS

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