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FPJ BureauUpdated: Sunday, June 02, 2019, 02:05 AM IST
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Irfan finishes 10th Indias K T Irfan finished a creditable 10th in the mens 20km Race Walk competition with a new national record in the London Olympics.

Irfan clocked 1:: 20: 21 in the race participated by 56 walkers, bettering the old na

tional record of 1:: 20.35 in the name of Gurmeet Singh.

Gurmeet finished 33rd with a timing of 1:: 23: 34 while the third Indian in the fray, Baljinder Singh was 43rd in 1:: 25: 39.

Irfan did not begin well as he was 27th after the 6- km mark but went ahead at fifth after the 8- km distance.

He could not maintain his place after that though he hung on to the leading pack for a while.

Irfan improved upon his earlier personal best of 1:: 22: 09 which he recorded in the IAAF World Race Walking Cup in Russia in May.

Shagun Chowdhury disappoints Indian trap shooter Shagun Chowdhury finished a disappointing 20th and failed to qualify for the final round of the womens trap shooting event at the 2012 London Olympics on Saturday, IANS reports.

Shagun had a good 23 in the first round, but did miserably in the next two managing 17 and 21 to total 61.

Italian Jessica Rossi finished on top of the qualifying round after she created a world record with a score of a perfect 75.

Sudha Singh fails to impress Indias Sudha Singh finished 13th in heat 1 of the womens 3,000- metre steeplechase on Saturday, thus ending her participation in the London Olympics, IANS report.

The Indian runners time of 9: 48.86 was well behind Gesa Felicitas Krause of Germany, who won the opening heat in 9: 24.91.

Sudha, who won gold at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, broke her own 3,000m steeplechase national record with a timing of 9: 47.70.

Sandeep, Manjeet finish 19th Indian rowers Sandeep Kumar and Manjeet Singh finished 19th in the Olympic finals of the mens lightweight double sculls on Saturday, IANS reports.

They clocked seven minutes and 8.39 seconds at the Eton Dorney lake.

The only rowers to end behind them were last placed Mohamed Nofel and Omar Emira of Egypt, who finished four seconds behind the Indians.

The race marked Indias unsuccessful campaign in rowing at the Games.

A look at how some of the other Indians fared on the eighth day of the Olympics… 20KM RACE WALK TRAP SHOOTING 3,000- METRE STEEPLECHASE LIGHTWEIGHT DOUBLE SCULLS

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