Two Turkish athletes eliminated in discus throw, steeplechase

Thrower Olgundeniz and runner Akdag both lost in qualification rounds in World Athletics Championships.

Two Turkish athletes eliminated in discus throw, steeplechase

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two Turkish athletes competing in World Athletics Championships have been disqualified.

The third day events in Moscow games saw Ercument Olgundeniz in discus throw become 17th in qualification rankings with a best of 60.81m. Robert Harting of Germany topped the shortlist of finalists, throwing 66.62m.

The finals will start on Tuesday at 19:00 Russia time.

Another Turkish athlete, Tarik Langat Akdag, ranked 29th in the 3000m steeplechase event, clocking in a time of 8:34.97, almost twenty seconds behind the winner Mehiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad of France, who ran 8:15.43.

The final will be held on Tuesday at 21:25 local time.

Looking rather empty on the first day of the workweek in Russia, Luzhniki Stadium in capital Moscow is expected to get livelier during the evening games of 110m hurdles, pole vault and hammer throw.

Last Mod: 12 Ağustos 2013, 18:39
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