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Mutunga in as Chelangat and Kiprotich are locked out of 400m in Cali

Damaris Mutunga has qualified to compete at the women’s 400m finals at the ongoing World Under 20 Athletics championships in Cali, Colombia.

Mutunga booked a slot in the final after coming second in the first heat timing 52.29 behind Yemi Mary John from Great Britain, who clocked 51.72, while Ella Clayton from Canada was in third place clocking 52.84.

The world under-20 bronze medalist Sylvia Chelangat came a distance fifth in the third heat after timing a season’s best of 53.89 missing the final slot in a race won by Spain’s Berta Segura who led in 52.51.

But in men’s 400m Elkanah Kiprotich Chemelil bowed out of the championships after finishing eighth in the second heat clocking 48.03.

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