RIO 2016: Lalita Babar Earns a Final, Rest Women Athletes Succumb at 1st Round

17 Indian women represented Indian in 10 Athletics event at Rio 2016. But only Lalita Babar with a National record could enter the finals, as others failed to breach qualification round. Except Norman Pritchard in 1900, none of the Indian Athletes have been successful in winning a medal in Field events. Even big Indian names could not get on the podium in the past. At Rio 2016, India is sending the biggest contingent of Athletics. Apart from 6 athletes in Field events, 32 athletes will represent India in Track & road events. Check the complete schedule and past record of Women’s events.

Indian Teams and Schedule at Rio 2016: Athletics: Men’s, Archery, Athletics: Field Events, Badminton, Boxing, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey: Men’s, Women’s, Judo, Rowing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Weightlifting, Wrestling

Women’s Schedule
Lalita Babar created a National Record with 9:19.76 during Qualification round. In the finals, she could time 9:22.74 to finish 10th.

    12 Aug Dutee Chand 100 m – 7th in Heat 11.69
    12 Aug Manpreet Kaur Shot put – 23rd 17.06
    13 Aug Nirmala Sheoran 400 m – 6th in Heat 53.03
    13 Aug Lalita Babar (10th in Final), Sudha Singh (Qualification Round 9th) 3000 m steeplechase
    14 Aug O. P. Jaisha (89th), Kavita Raut (120th) in Marathon
    15 Aug Srabani Nanda 200 m – 6th in Heat 23.58
    15 Aug Seema Antil Discus Throw – 20th 57.58
    17 Aug Tintu Luka 800 m – 6th in Heat 2:00.58
    19 Aug Khushbir Kaur (54th), Sapna Punia (Did not Finish) 20 km walk
    19 Aug Ashwini Akkunji, Debashree Majumdar, Jisna Mathew, M. R. Poovamma, Nirmala Sheoran, Anilda Thomas 4 × 400 m relay – 7th in Qualification 3:29.53

In 2012 Olympics, Krishna Poonia reached Finals in Women’s Discus Throw and finished 6th. Tintu Luka finished 6th in the semifinals of 800m. Mayookha Johny in Triple Jump, Sahana Kumari in High Jump and Seema Antil in Discus Throw could not clear the Qualification round. Sudha Singh failed to enter semifinal in Women’s 3000 m steeplechase.

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