Sushmita Roy first athlete to qualify for Beijing OlympicsFebruary 27th, 2008 - 10:50 pm ICT by admin
Bhopal, Feb 27 (IANS) Sushmita Singha Roy acquired the qualification norm for Beijing Olympic games in heptathlon at the 14 Federation Cup Athletics here Wednesday. Roy, a West Bengal athlete, qualified with her best effort to acquire the B standard after getting 5866 points in the seven events she competed here since Tuesday.
“I am happy to have secured the standard here. I hope to do well in the near future,” said Sushmita after her event.
In 800m women, Sinimole Paulose scalped her first gold of the meet clocking 2:03.25s ahead of Sushma of Delhi (2:03.81s) and S R Bindhu of Kerala (2:08.48s).
Sinimole, however, did not obtain the qualifying norm for Beijing in this event.
In men’s 800m, Rajeev Rameshan of Kerala won the gold with a timing of 1:54.15 followed by Sajeesh Joseph of Kerala (1:54.18).
Gurmeet Singh of Punjab Police won the 20km walk in the morning with a timing of 1:34:04.23. Ashok Kumar Patel won the silver clocking 1:34:36.05s. In javelin, Kashinath Naik of Army Sports Control Board won the gold with a throw of 73.02m.
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