Olympic dreams over for Sinimole and Sajeesh
Sinimole, a bronze medallist in the Asian Games, finshed a disappointing 7th in the women's 1500 meters here Thursday. Sinimole clocked 4:13.91 secs, much below to Olympic qualification timing.
Hilary Stellingwerff of Canada won the event in 4:09.14 secs and Australia's Zoe Buckman was runner up with 4:09.54 secs. Ireland's Ciara Mageen finished third with in 4:10.74 secs.
Sinimole started the season with excellent timings over the 800m and 1500m but could not improve as the deadline for qualification came closer.
Meanwhile in the men's 800 meters, Joseph finished second in the B race in 1:47.87s behind Mayni Ahmed who narrow won in 1:47.69s. Sajeesh has been consistently running in 1:47 but could not crack 1:46.
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