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CWG: Poovamma finishes 5th in women's 400m heats


IANS  |  Gold Coast (Australia) 

India's Poovamma Raju finished fifth in Heat 1 of the women's 400 metre event at the 21 Commonwealth Games here on Sunday.

Poovamma clocked 53.72 seconds to finish 0.175 seconds behind Botswana's Amantle Montsho who registered 51.20 to take the top spot.

Anastasia Le-Roy of Jamaica clocked her season's best time of 51.37 seconds to take the second spot.

The top four runners in each of the four heats earn a direct spot in the semi-finals.

Apart from Montsho and Le-Roy, third placed Emily Diamond (52.26) of England and Zambia's Quincy Malekani (52.40) also entered the semi-finals.

Poovamma still has a chance to reach the next stage as the four fastest athletes outside the top four are also allowed into the semi-finals.

However, she will now have to wait for the results of the other four heats later in the day.



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First Published: Mon, April 09 2018. 06:28 IST