Heptathletes Sushmita, Pramila qualify for Olympics

July 18th, 2008 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Bangalore, July 18 (IANS) J.J. Pramila and Sushmita Singha Roy qualified for the Beijing Olympics after they attained the A qualifying mark on the second day of the National Jump and Combined Events for the heptathlon event here Friday. Jharkhand’s Pramila finished first and booked the berth by securing 6078 points and was followed by West Bengal’s Sushmita (6027) in the second place. The athletes needed to score 6000 points to get the A mark.

Three Indians will take part in the heptathlon. J.J. Shobha has already qualified for the event with A mark. heptathletics

“I am very happy to have secured the standard” said Pramila.

The total number of athletes who have qualified is now 16.

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