Sudha Singh qualifies for London Olympics in 3000 M

Asian Games gold medalist Sudha Singh has 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 in Huelva, Spain. The 25-year-old Indian, who barely missed the Olympic qualification mark in Shanghai Diamond League last month, showed tremendous form to clock an impressive 9:47.70 seconds which earned her the Olympic B-grade.
By clocking 9:47.70 secs in Huelva on Thursday night, 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 which was eventually won by Ethiopian Etenesh Diro with a timing of 9:21.54 secs. sudha's 9:47.70 secs timing set in Huelva was her seventh national record in five years. Her first record came in Jamshedpur nationals when she bettered controversial Tamil Nadu athlete Shanthi Soundararajan's previous mark by nearly 26 secs.

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