Sudha qualifies for Olympics in 3000m steeplechase

Jun 09, 2012, 07:31 IST | Agencies

Asian Games gold medallist Sudha Singh qualified for the upcoming London Olympics in the 3000m steeplechase event by breaking her own national record in the VIII meeting Iberoamericano de Atletismo championship here yesterday.

Sudha, who missed the Olympic qualification mark in Shanghai Diamond League last month, clocked an impressive 9:47.70 secs which earned her the Olympic B-grade. 

Sudha Singh. Pic/Getty Images

Sudha broke her 9:49.25 secs national record set at the Shanghai Diamond League, a statement from the Athletics Federation of India said.

Like in Shanghai, Sudha once again finished 11th in the race here which was eventually won by Ethiopian Etenesh Diro with a timing of 9:21.54 secs.  

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