India's star sprinter Hima Das on Friday clocked 23.42s to finish first in her heat in the 200m event of the Commonwealth Games. Due to which he qualified for the semi-finals.
Hima Das was ahead from the beginning
Hima Das (22 years) led the five women's runners from the start in the heats with Zambia's Roda Njobvu in second in 23.85s while Uganda's Jascent Nyamahunge clocked 24.07s to finish third.
Top 16 from six heats in 200m race will qualify for the semi-finals
In the women's 200m race, the top 16 from six heats will qualify for the semi-finals. Hima won Heat 2 but Nigeria's Favre Ofili (22.71 s) in Heat 1 and Elaine Thompson Hera (22.80 s) in Heat 5 took a much better time than her. At least six players had a better time than Hima who reached the semi-finals.
These players qualified in these heats
Natalia White, Hannah Brier and Abi Galpin qualified in Heat 3. While in Heat 4, Favour OFILI, Gina BASS and Asimenye SIMWAKA qualified. While in Heat 5, Elaine THOMPSON-HERAH, Beth DOBBIN and Jacinta BEECHER qualified.
Manju Bala in women's hammer throw final, Sarita Singh fails
In the women's hammer throw event, India's Manju Bala entered the final while compatriot Sarita Singh failed to do so. Manju Bala finished 11th in the qualification round with a best throw of 59.68m in her first attempt. Another Indian in the same event, Sarita, finished 13th with her best throw of 57.48m, which did not qualify for the final. According to the rules, only the best 12 players reach the final. The final will take place on Saturday, August 6. Canada's Cameron Rogers topped the qualification with a best throw of 74.68m, a Commonwealth Games record.