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Asian Games 2023: Amlan Borgohain qualifies for semi-finals of 200m race; Swapna Barman out of medal reckoning

Amlan Borgohain completed on the third place after clocking 21.08 seconds within the males’s 200m heats and superior to the semifinal. AP

Hangzhou: The toast of the nation within the final version, Indian heptathlete Swapna Barman’s one “last shot” at glory on the Asian Video games changed into a nightmare as she struggled with accidents to just about exit of medal reckoning after the javelin throw occasion.

The defending champion, who boasts of a private better of 52.55m in javelin throw, managed a throw of simply 45.13 within the penultimate occasion of the gruelling two-day competitors.

Javelin throw was one of many two occasions Swapna had gained in 2018 en path to turning into the primary Indian heptathlete to win an Asian Video games gold.

General, Swapna was ranked fourth with 4840 factors, 11 factors behind her nearest rival Jingyi Liu of China forward of the 800m race, which is the final phase of the seven-event competitors.

The opposite Indian within the fray, Nandini Agasara notched a private better of 39.88m in javelin throw that took her general rating to fifth place.

Earlier within the day, Swapna Barman leapt 5.71m within the lengthy leap, whereas Nandini Agasara had a season-best 5.94m leap.

Along with her profession ravaged by a spinal harm, the six-toed Indian athlete had contemplated retirement final 12 months. However she took one final shot at glory and got here to Hanghzou in her title defence bid.

This 12 months she gained the Inter-State meet and likewise bagged a silver medal within the build-up to the Asian Video games. She additionally averted surgical procedure in order to make sure that she doesn’t miss her coaching regardless of a foul again.

“But her body condition could not cope up and she failed to get a good start,” her coach Subhash Sarkar advised PTI.

“She was expecting a good result in high jump but a fourth place finish shattered her and she couldn’t recover from there,” he added.

Swapna had a leap of 1.70m, which was nowhere near her private better of 1.87.

“The poor start has affected her morale and it showed in today’s javelin throw event. It’s as good as over,” Sarkar mentioned of Swapna’s prospects this time.

Earlier, India’s Amlan Borgohain completed on the third place after clocking 21.08 seconds within the males’s 200m heats and superior to the semifinal.

The primary three athletes in every warmth make the reduce for the semi-finals. The highest 4 instances from all of the heats who haven’t made the reduce can even advance to the semifinals.

The sprinter from Assam, at the moment the nation’s quickest, holds each the boys’s 100m and 200m nationwide information.

Nonetheless, Jyothi Yarraji didn’t make the reduce for the ladies’s 200m last. The Indian had a timing of 23.78s.

Yarraji, nonetheless, is in competition for a medal in girls’s 100m hurdles.

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