Lalita Babar in 3000m steeplechase finals

14 Aug 2016 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
Disappointment continues for India on Day 8

Lalita Babar became first Indian woman to qualify for the finals of track events after 32 years at Olympics.

She was through to the finals of women's 3000m steeplechase after she finished fourth in the qualifying. Lalita set a new national record after finishing the race in 9 minutes 19.7 seconds.

Sudha Singh, however failed to qualify after a poor run.

In context: Disappointment continues for India on Day 8

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