World Athletics Ch’ships: PU Chitra crashes out of women’s 1500m finals


Doha: India’s P U Chitra crashed out of women’s 1500m finals of the World Athletics Championships after she failed to advance the first round heats in the Championships here on Wednesday.

Chitra, who is the Asian champion, ran 4 minutes, 11.10 seconds, which is slightly better than her earlier personal best of 4:11.55, to finish eighth in heat number two and 30th overall out of 35 runners, to bow out of the competition.

Dutch Hassan Sifan, who has already bagged the 10,000m gold in this meet, led the time charts among the semi-final qualifiers with 4:03.88.

The top six in each of the three heats and the next six fastest qualify for the semi-finals.

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