World Athletics U20: Indias Nandini Agasara qualifies for semifinal

By Rohit - August 20, 2021 - Last updated on Aug 23, 2021 12:56 PM World Athletics U20: Indias Nandini Agasara qualifies for semifinal

Indias Nandini Agasara qualifies for semifinal of 100m hurdles in World U20 Championships.

Indian athlete Nandini Agasara qualified for the semi-finals of the 100m hurdles at the World Athletics U20 Championship in Nairobi on Friday. Nandini, who clocked 14.18 seconds in the event, will be in action in the semi-finals later on Friday (5:35 pm IST).

"Indias Nandini Agasara qualifies for the 100m Hurdles semifinal with the time of 14.18s at the #WorldAthleticsU20 in Nairobi The semifinal is scheduled for 5:35 PM (IST) today," SAIMedia tweeted.

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Earlier on Thursday, Rohan Kamble gave the Indian contingent reason to smile by making it to the mens 400m hurdles semi-finals in the World Athletics U20 Championships. He was the only Indian athlete who progressed to the next round a day after the countrys 4x400m relay mixed team claimed bronze.

On a day when the World Athletics President Lord Sebastian Coe met and encouraged the Indian team, Kamble booked a berth in the 400m hurdles semifinals by finishing fourth in the last of the five heats.

He clocked 55.00 seconds when all he needed to do was finish the race after Saad Hinti (Morocco) did not start and Amar Eded (Qatar) was disqualified for a false start. Hardeep Kumar hit a hurdle in the opening heats and was credited with a time of 1:12.80.

On Friday, Kunwar Ajai Raj Singh Rana will need to register a personal best to get a podium finish in the mens javelin throw while Shaili Singh will seek qualification for the womens long jump final and Pooja will bid to secure a berth in the 1500m final.

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