Juma Khatun bows out in semifinals

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:53 IST

India's Juma Khatun went out in the semifinals of girls' 800m in the World Youth Athletics Championships in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Juma Khatun bows out in semifinals

New Delhi:

India's Juma Khatun went out in the semifinals of girls' 800m in the World Youth Athletics Championships in Marrakesh, Morocco. Khatun, who was leading at the bell with a split time of 1:03.88, lost steam in the second and last lap. She finished sixth in the second semifinal heat clocking 2 minutes, 10.42 seconds, according to information received here. The first four from two heats made it to the final. Earlier, the 16-year-old Jhuma had clocked a personal best of 2:09.89 seconds in the preliminary round to qualify for the semis. Time factor India also had a disappointing day in the medley relays when both the boys and girls teams failed to make the final. The girls team comprising Jessy Arulappan, C T Raji, M Poovamma Raju and Mandeep Kaur came up with a personal best time of 2:13.56 to finish fourth in the second heat. The Indians lost out to Morocco who took the last spot in the final clocking 2:12.39 seconds. The boys also went out in the first round with Hargovind Rai, Deepak Basarwadkar, Lakhan Mardi and Robin Mani finishing fifth in the heats clocking 1:55.64 seconds. (PTI)

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