Athlete Srabani fails to qualify for 200m semis

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15 (IANS) Indian athlete Srabani Nanda failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the women’s 200 metres after finishing 55th among 72 athletes in Round 1 at the Rio Olympics here on Monday.

Srabani clocked 23.58 seconds at the Olympic Stadium, way below topper Cote d’Ivoire’s Marie-Josee Talou (22.31 seconds).

American Deajah Stevens was second in the qualification round with a timing of 22.45, followed by compatriot Tori Bowie (22.47).

The first 24 athletes qualified for the semi-finals.

–IANS

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