Athletics HIGHLIGHTS, Commonwealth Games 2022 updates: Hima Das misses 200m final spot; India men’s 4x400 relay team qualify for final

Commonwealth Games 2022 : Get all the updates, results and highlights of the women’s 100m hurdles qualification, women’s long jump heats and men’s 4x400m relay.

Amoj Jacob’s anchor leg helped India claw their way into the finals of the 4x400 men’s relay at the CWG.

Amoj Jacob’s anchor leg helped India claw their way into the finals of the 4x400 men’s relay at the CWG. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

Commonwealth Games 2022 : Get all the updates, results and highlights of the women’s 100m hurdles qualification, women’s long jump heats and men’s 4x400m relay.

Hello and welcome to  Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of the women’s 100m hurdles qualification, women’s long jump heats and men’s 4x400m relay heats at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Women’s 200m Semifinal - Hima Das finishes third at 20.42s and misses out on an automatic qualification by 0.01s.

Women’s Long Jump Qualifying - Ancy Sojan

Ancy Sojan couldn’t get close to her Personal and Season best mark (6.55m) as she missed out on the final by a thin margin of 0.03 m.

LEADERBOARD - Group A

  • ⦿ Brooke Buschkuehl (Australia) - 6.84m
  • ⦿ Loraine Ugen (England) - 6.79m
  • ⦿ Tyra Gitten (Trinidad and Tobago) - 6.18m
  • ⦿ Ancy Sojan (India) - 6.25m
  • ⦿ Christabel Smith (Canada) - 6.45m
  • ⦿ Ackelia Smith (Jamaica) - 6.35m
  • ⦿ Rellie Kaputin(PNG) - 5.87m
  • ⦿ Ruth Usoro(NGR) - 6.59m

Qualification Rules for Long Jump: Qualifying performance 6.75 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final

Men’s 4x400m Relay - India (Anas Yahiya, Noah Nirmal Tom, Ajmal Variyathodi, Amoj Jacob)

  • ⦿ India finishes second after trailing for nearly half of the race. An explosive finish from Amoj Jacob powers India to the final with a timing of 3:06.97.

Here is the start list for the long jump qualifying round - Group A.

Indian athletics action - what’s next?
Ancy Sojan - Women’s Long Jump qualifying round - 4:10pm
Men’s 4x400m relay team Round 1 - 4:19pm
Hima Das - Women’s 200m semifinal - 12:53am (August 6)

Women’s 100m hurdles - finished

Jyothi Yarraji finishes fourth in her heat. Gets a poor start off the blocks. A 13.18s finish means she will not qualify for the final. A disappointing outing for the Indian.

  • ⦿ Megan Tapper (Jamaica) - 12.68s (Q)
  • ⦿ Devynne Charlton (Bahamas) - 12.70s (Q)
  • ⦿ Celeste Mucci (Australia) - 12.96s
  • ⦿ Jyothi Yarraji (India) - 13.18s
  • ⦿ Heather Paton (Scotland) - 13.39s
  • ⦿ Nur Izlyn Zaini (Singapore) - 13.93s

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Jyothi Yarraji (Hurdles)

Jyothi Yarraji’s rise in the 100m hurdles event has been meteoric. The 22-year-old is the national record holder with a timing of 13.04 seconds. The sprinter from Andhra Pradesh has even bettered her own record at 13.03 seconds. Sadly, the record could not be ratified.

At the Birmingham Games, Yarraji has set herself a target of breaching the sub-13 second mark. Although, she will be up against a tough field, which includes sprinters from Jamaica and Nigeria, Jyothi believes she has the potential and speed to clinch a podium finish.

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  Ancy Sojan ( long jump)

Ancy Sojan’s dramatic improvement in long jump has been the talk of the town ever since the girl from Thrissur crossed 6.50m in two successive meets in Thiruvananthapuram.

Ancy surpassed her career-best performance of 6.36m, achieved at the Khelo India Games in 2020, when she leapt 6.51m in the Indian Open Jumps event in Thiruvananthapuram on March 1. However, the absence of a wind gauge instrument put a question mark on her sterling show. Twelve days later, Ancy proved her 6.51m jump was not a fluke as she posted an impressive 6.55m while winning the gold in the first 

Ancy has finally started to realise her promise, and the stint in the Indian camp in Bengaluru has done wonders for her.

For the past six months, Ancy has been training under Anoop Joseph in the Indian camp and has improved tremendously.

When will the events take place today?
3:05 PM Women’s 100m hurdles heats- Jyothi Yarraji
4:10 PM Women’s Long Jump Qualification- Ancy Sojan Edappilly
4:19 PM Men’s 4x400m heats- India
Where to watch the events at Commonwealth Games 2022?
The events will be telecast on the Sony Sports Network and be streamed online on Sony LIV.
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