London Olympics: Sahana Kumari fails to reach high jump final

first_imgIndias Sahana Kumari got knocked out of the womens high jump at the London Olympics after clearing 1.80m and finishing at joint 15th in Group B of the qualifying competition n Thursday. The 30-year-old athlete sailed over the bar in the first attempt with a 1.80m leap but failed in her endeavour to clear the 1.85m mark in all her three attempts and got eliminated.The Bangalore-based athlete had earlier made it to the Games with a leap of 1.92m at the National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships in Hyderabad on June 23, which erased the meet mark of 1.91m held by Bobby Aloysius of Kerala since 2004.The best clearance in the event was by Uzbekistans Svetlana Radzivil, who topped Group B with her seasons best of 1.96m.Apart from Radzivil, four others Belgiums Tia Helle, USAs Chaunte Lowe, Russias Svetlana Shkolina and Irina Gordeeva- made it to the finals from Group B with a clearance of 1.93m.Meanwhile, Spains Ruth Beitia along with Russias Anna Chicherova, Swedens Emma Green Tregaro and Frances Melanie Melfort topped Group A with a leap of 1.93m.The other athletes who qualified from Group A include Burcu Ayhan from Turkey, USAs Brigetta Barrett and Lithuanias Airine Palsyte.The final will be held on August 11.last_img

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