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Indian track and field athlete Tintu Lukka out of the women’s 800 metres as she stands seventh in her heats on the fifth day of the World Athletics Championships on Wednesday.

Tintu Lukka is a national record holder in the women’s 800 metres, as she timed 1:59:17 to break the 15-year-old national record of 1:59:85 by Shiny Wilson in the 2010 Continental Cup. Tintu is trained at Usha School of Athletics under Queen of Indian track and field P.T. Usha.

In 2014 Lukka by Government of India has been awarded with prestigious Arjuna Award.

Lukka finished second last in the eight-runner field in Heat 1 at the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing, China

Marina Arzamasova of Belarus came first with a time of 1:58:69.
Lynsey Sharp of Great Britain came second with a time of 1:58:98.
Castor Semenya of South Africa was third with a time of 1:59:59.

All three have qualified for the semi-finals round.