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September 24, 2000
Indian women finish 24th, 25th in heptathlonThe Rediff Team
Pramila Gudandda Ganapathy and Soma Biswas finished 24th and 25th respectively in a pack of 27 athletes in the women's heptathlon.
Pramila earned a total of 5548 points while Soma collected 5481. Denise Lewis of Britain won gold with 6584 points, followed by Russia's Yelena Prokhorova (6531) and Natalya Sazanovich of Belarus (6527).
In the long jump, Pramila and Soma had leaps of 5.96m and 5.64m. Soma threw the javelin to a distance of 39.59m and Pramila 36.02m. They clocked slow timings in the 800m (Pramila - 2:20.86, Soma - 2:22.17).
The two-day competition had long jump, javelin and 800m events today while Saturday's stretch accounted for 100m hurdles, high jump, shot put and 200m.
Soma had finished the 100m hurdles in 14.11 seconds and Pramila 14.22. In the high jump, Pramila cleared 1.69 m and Soma 1.63. Soma threw the steel ball to a distance of 11.69 m and Pramilla 11.14 in short put. Pramila clocked 24.69 seconds while soma 24.73 in the 200m sprint.
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