Suriya ends 13th, Anas in final

Suriya ends 13th, Anas in final

Suriya Loganathan ran her personal best but that was only good enough for a 13th place in the women's 10,000m of the Commonwealth Games.

Suriya clocked 32 minutes, 23.56 seconds, improving her personal best of 32:23.96.  Stella Chessang of Uganda won the gold in 31:45.30 while Stacy Ndiwa (31:46.36) of Kenya and Mercyline Chelangat (31:48.41) of Uganda took the silver and bronze respectively.

In men's shot put, Tajinder Pal Singh Toor could only come up with an effort of 19.42m, nearly one-metre outside his personal best of 20.40m, to end his campaign in disappointment.

Quartermiler Muhammed Anas qualified for the finals after winning his semifinal heat in 45.44 seconds. Anas holds the national record of 45.40 seconds. The final is on Tuesday.

Anas became the second Indian ever to make the finals of the one-lap race in the quadrennial Games after the legendary Milkha Singh, who had won the gold in 440 yards at the Cardiff in 1958 in 46.6 seconds.

Earlier in the day, national record holder Tejaswin Shankar advanced to the finals of the high jump competition after finishing ninth in the qualifying round. He cleared 2.21m.

Among others who advanced were Australian cricketer Mitchell Starc's younger brother Brandon Starc.

In the women's 400m heats, Hima Das made the semifinals with a timing of 52.11 seconds, which left her eighth in the overall standings.

M R Poovamma failed to move ahead, clocking 53.72 seconds in her heat to finish 24th overall.

 

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