Sports : Nirmala Sheoran Qualifies for Rio Olympic in Women’s 400 m

Jul 02 2016 10:47 AM
Sports : Nirmala Sheoran Qualifies for Rio Olympic in Women’s 400 m

Indian quarter-miler Nirmala Sheoran made the cut for next month's Rio Olympics after clocking 51.48 secs in 400m at the National Inter-State Senior Athletics championships here today.

Nirmala had revealed her Rio ambitions when she improved her previous best by a huge margin clocking 52.35 secs during yesterday's 400m heats at GMC Balayogi Stadium.

Haryana sprinter Nirmala Sheoran qualified for the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the women's 400 metre category after clocking a time of 51.48 seconds at the National Inter-State Senior Athletics championships in Hyderabad on Friday.

The qualification mark for the Olympics is 52.20 seconds. Nirmala became the 24th track and field athlete from India to qualify for the Rio Olympics after she surpassed the Olympic qualification mark of 52.20 secs.

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