Lalita qualifies for 3,000m steeplechase finals, Sudha out

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Rio de Janeiro: India’s Lalita Babbar on Saturday qualified for the final round of the women’s 3,000 metre Steeplechase category at the Rio Olympics here.

Lalita finished fourth fastest, clocking 9 minutes 19.76 seconds in the Round 1 Heat 2 at the Olympic Stadium to end overall seventh among the 15 qualifiers.

Meanwhile, another Indian in the fray, Sudha Singh failed to qualify for the final round after finishing a distant 30th in the overall rankings. She clocked 9 minutes 43.29 seconds in the Round 1 Heat 3.

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