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Star Indian sprinter Hima Das on Friday qualified for the women’s 200m semi-finals by winning the heat with a timing of 23.42s at the Commonwealth Games. The 22-year-old Hima led the women’s field five from the start, with Zambia’s Roda Njobwu finishing second with a time of 23.85s, while Uganda’s Jascent Nyamhunge finished third with a time of 24.07.
In the women’s 200 meters, six heats line up and the top-16 will qualify for the semi-finals.
Hima won Heat 2 but had better timings of Nigeria’s Favre Ofili (22.71 s in Heat 1) and the formidable Allen-Thompson-Hera (22.80 s in Heat 5).
At least six athletes have performed better on their way to the semi-finals than Hima.
Meanwhile, in the women’s hammer throw event, India’s Manju Bala advanced to the final while compatriot Sarita Singh failed to make the cut.
The 33-year-old finished 11th in the qualification round with a best throw of 59.68m in her first attempt.
In the same event, another Indian athlete Sarita failed to make the final after finishing 13th with her best throw of 57.48.
According to the rules, the best 12 performers advance to the final, which will take place on Saturday, 6 August.
Canada’s Cameron Rogers topped the qualification round with a best throw of 74.68m, a Commonwealth Games record.
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