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World Jr Athletics: Kamble qualifies for 400m hurdles semis

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August 19, 2021 16:39 IST
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India’s Rohan Kamble celebrates after entering the final of the 400m hurdles at the World Athletics U-20 Championships in Nairobi on Thursday.

IMAGE: India’s Rohan Kamble celebrates after entering the final of the 400m hurdles at the World Athletics U-20 Championships in Nairobi on Thursday. Photograph: Sai Media/Twitter

Indian athlete Rohan Kamble on Thursday qualified for the semi-finals of the 400m hurdles at the ongoing World Athletics U20 Championship in Nairobi.

 

Rohan Kamble clocked 55.00s to lead India's charge in the showpiece event.

"Rohan Kamble qualifies for the semi-final of 400m Hurdles with the qualification time of 55.00s at #WorldAthleticsU20 at #Nairobi," SAIMedia tweeted.

On Wednesday, the Indian 4x400m mixed relay team claimed the bronze medal in the showpiece event.

It was a good day for India as Priya Mohan (women's 400m), Amandeep Singh Dhaliwal (men's Shot Put) and Kunwar Ajai Raj Singh Rana and Jay Kumar (both men's Javelin Throw) qualified for their respective finals.

Priya finished third in her heats in 53.79 seconds but qualified as one of the two best finishers alongside Ukraine's Tetyana Kharashchuk.

Summy finished fifth in her heats in 55.43 seconds, Amandeep Singh Dhaliwal made it to the shot put final with a best throw of 17.92m while Kunwer Ajai Raj Singh Rana (71.05m) and Jay Kumar (70.34m) earned berths in the javelin throw final to be held on August 20.  

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