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UK: Rabia Ashiq fails to progress in 800m


(Agencies): Pakistan’s last medal hope at the London Olympics failed to qualify for the 800m semi-finals at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday.

Rabia, who was participating through a wild card entry, finished 6th in the heat clocking a time of 2:17.39.

The 20-year old from Lahore also failed to improve on her personal best time of two minutes and 10.65 seconds.

Pamela Jelimo, Lynsey Sharp, Eleni Filandra and Geena Gall qualified from the seven athletes in the heat. Overall, Rabia finished at number 35 out of 45 athletes.

Pakistan will come back empty handed as the rest of its athletes – swimmers Anum Bandey and Israr Hussain, sprinter Liaqat Ali, shooter Khurram Inam and the hockey team – are also out of contention for any medals.

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