Commonwealth Games: Mutua through to women's 400m semis

Veronica Mutua

Kenya's Veronica Mutua (right) and Nigeria's Patience Okon after their 400m heats. Both qualified for the semi-finals set for August 5, 2022.

Photo credit: Ayumba Ayodi | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Moraa said she eased off so as not to push herself ahead of the 800m final on Saturday.
  • "It was a tough race but I am glad to have made the semi-finals. My target now is to go a step further and reach the final after a semi-final performance in 2018 Gold Coast Games, " said Mutua, who will be aiming to improve her personal best time of 52.14 sec.

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Africa 400 metres bronze medallist Veronica Mutua of Kenya is through to the 400m semi-finals at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Wednesday.

Mutua finished fourth in heat two in 53.02 seconds to qualify among the best losers at Alexander Stadium.

Kyra Constantine from Canada won the heat in 52.02 sec to sail through to the semi-finals.

Victoria Ohuruogo from England won heat one in 51.34 sec as heat three went to Sada Williams from Barbados in 51.66sec.

Ama Pipi from England claimed heat four in 52.58sec as World 800m bronze medallist Mary Moraa from Kenya finished last in 59.51.

Moraa said she eased off so as not to push herself ahead of the 800m final on Saturday.

"It was a tough race but I am glad to have made the semi-finals. My target now is to go a step further and reach the final after a semi-final performance in 2018 Gold Coast Games, " said Mutua, who will be aiming to improve her personal best time of 52.14 sec.

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