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

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 13 (IANS) 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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