CWG: Poovamma Machettira, Sharadha Narayana and Prakash Singh Karhana Progress in Respective Athletics Events

Updated: 28 July 2014 09:34 IST

The standout performance in athletics was from India's Poovamma Machettira, who set a time of 54.01 seconds in the heat to seal her place in the semifinals of the women's 400m to be held at Hampden Park Stadium on Monday.

CWG: Poovamma Machettira, Sharadha Narayana and Prakash Singh Karhana Progress in Respective Athletics Events
A file picture of India's Poovamma Machettira along with her Indian team at the Asian Games.

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A file picture of India's Poovamma Machettira along with her Indian team at the Asian Games.

Poovamma Machettira and Sharadha Narayana qualified for the semifinals of women's 400m and women's 100m race while Om Parkash Singh Karhana entered the final of the shot put event at the 20th Commonwealth Games, here on Sunday. (Highlights)

Poovamma set a time of 54.01 seconds in the heat to seal her place in the semifinals of the women's 400m to be held at Hampden Park Stadium on Monday.

Poovamma, 24, was third and last of the eight competitors to reach the semis. Chandrika Subashini Rasnayaka Mudiyanselage of Sri Lanka topped the heat with 53.75s ahead of Nigeria's Regina George who clocked 53.92s.

Earlier, despite finishing a fifth in her heat, Sharadha qualified for the women's 100s semifinal. She is placed last among the 24 semifinalists after having clocked a disappointing timing of 11.81s, way behind her personal best of 11.39s.

Karhana too made it to the semifinals despite finishing fifth in his Group B qualification round.

Karhana, who hails from Gurgaon, threw a best of 18.98m on his third and final attempt. His first two attempts were 17.67m and 18.54m, respectively.



Topics : Commonwealth Games 2014 Athletics
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