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Blackout leaves Indians’ Olympic dreams in limbo

The power cut could have cost two athletes their Olympic dream

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Two leading Indian sprinters’ Olympics hopes were up in the air today after a power cut during a qualifying event meant their apparently record-breaking performances could not be officially classified. The outage during Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix led to farcical scenes, with organisers having to use hand-held clocks to record the times after electronically powered digital timers and wind gauges packed up. Four new national records were clocked at the event in New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, while two athletes ran below the qualifying time for the Rio games beginning in August. But their joy was short-lived when it was…

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