London: India's Tintu Luka produced her season's best timing but still finished sixth in the second heat of the women's 800m semi-finals to crash out of the London Olympics here on Thursday.
The 23-year-old Luka clocked 1:59.69secs to finish sixth in heat number two, from which Caster Semenya (1:57.67) of South Africa and Russia's Elena Arzhakova (1:58.13) qualified to the finals.
The top two in each of the three heats and the two fastest losers advance to the finals.
Luka was 0.52 seconds off her personal best but it was a vast improvement than her show in the first round heats on Wednesday. She had qualified for the women's semi-finals after finishing third in heat two, clocking 2:01.75s....more
01:02 AM, Aug 10, 2012
London: It was another unsatisfactory day for India at the Olympics as boxers MC Mary Kom and Devendro Singh lost their 51kg and 49kg bouts respectively. Mary Kom settled for a bronze after she lost her semi-final bout against Great Britain's Nicola Adam 6-11, while Devendro lost to favourite Paddy Barnes 18-23 in the quarter-finals. Adams, ranked No. 2 in the world for flyweight boxing, lived up to her favourite...
01:59 AM, Aug 09, 2012