Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Manjeet Singh fails to avail last chance to qualify for Tokyo Games

In National inter-state athletics championship in Patiala, the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games men’s 800 metres champion Manjeet Singh failed to avail the last chance to qualify for the Tokyo Games.

The 30-year-old Manjeet finished third with 1:51.44 in a race won by Krishan Kumar of Haryana with a time of 1:50.12.

The qualification time was 1:45.20 secs. In the women’s 800m race, it was a start-to-finish affair for Punjab’s 22-year-old Harmilan Bains who clocked a time of 2:02.57 secs, but was slower than the Olympic qualification time of 1:59.50 secs.

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