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Pramila finishes 28th in heptathlon

Beijing, Aug 16 (UNI) GG Pramila finished a poor 28th in the heptathlon event while compatriots JJ Shobha and Sushmita Singha Roy came in 30th and 33rd respectively.

Pramila got 983 points in 100m hurdles, 903 in high jump, 639 in shot put, 894 in 200m, as much in long jump, 692 in javelin and 777 in 800m to finish with a total of 5771.

Shobha totalled 5749 (1033+795+732+922+922+735+725), while Susmita aggregated 5705 (963+867+613+948+948+663+808).

Ukrainian Nataliia Dobrynska won the gold at 6733, while compatriot Lyudmila Blonska (6700) grabbed silver and American Hyleas Fontain (6619) bagged the bronze.

In the Athens Olympics in 2004, JJ Shobha, Susmita Singha Roy and Pramila had ending with a decent placing in the heptathlon.

Shobha had finished 11th in that edition of the Games.


Story first published: Saturday, August 16, 2008, 21:33 [IST]
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