Tokyo: India’s Avinash Sable broken his own 3000m steeplechase public record yet neglected to fit the bill for the last regardless of timing a preferable time over the main three in another warmth race of the Olympic Games on Friday.
The 26-year-old Sable timed 8 minutes 18.12 seconds in heat number 2 to complete seventh and better his previous public record of 8:20.20 that he set during the Federation Cup in March.
Be that as it may, he was unfortunate to miss the finals cut as just the main three finishers from each warmth are programmed qualifiers. The best three from heat number 3 ran in a more slow time than him.
Fifteen competitors — the best three in every one of the three warms and the following six quickest competitors across all the passing warms — fit the bill for the last.
Sable finished seventh-best across all the passing warms and thirteenth generally.