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Kaurs At The Olympics


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Athens: The Indian women's relay team tonight entered the final of the 4x400m race at the Olympic Games here.

The Indian quartet comprising Rajwinder Kaur, K M Beenamol, Chitra K Soman and anchor Manjit Kaur clocked a new national record time of 3 minute, 26.89 seconds surpassing the previous mark of 3:27.35 set in the Asian Grand Prix Meet in Colombo in June this year.

India finished third behind favourites USA (3:23.79) and hosts Greece (3:26.70) to qualify for the finals which will be held tomorrow.

Manjit Kaur ran a scorching last leg after taking the baton in fifth place from third runner Chitra to anchor India to the third spot and an automatic entry into the title round.

This was only the second time that India made it to the final of relay after the P T Usha anchored squad achieved the feat in the 1984 Los Angeles Games.

India were given a flying start by Rajwinder who came from behind to hand over the baton to Beenamol in second place.

Beenamol managed to maintain the pace and passed the baton to Chitra who ran a poor third leg as India slipped to fifth place going into the last lap.

But the national record holder in 400m, Manjit made up for Chitra's sluggish race as she powered past her rivals from Europe one by one to put India into the final.

**Great to see there are women athletes from india,

still sad that not many of our own kinda dont compete in such events**

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I think Gurudware need to start investing time & money in building sports complexs where our sangat can train in different sport fields, i'm sure they have the money - as most gurudware are now just money making institutions. Would be nice to see young Sikhs from Britain competing in mainstream sports, there are plenty of talented kids out there, they just need support & funding. It would be excellent to show that we are not just good at drinking and dancing. :LOL:

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