By Mercy Chewe
Zambian sprinter Sydney Siame has been eliminated from the Tokyo Olympic Games at the first round stage.
Siame on Tuesday morning failed to qualify to the semifinals of Mens 200m after clocking 21.01seconds to finish fourth in Heat 4.
Qualification Rules state that First 3 in each heat and the next 3 fastest advances to the semi-finals.
Siame was Zambia’s last hope in Tokyo after fellow runner Rhoda Njobvu’s Olympics campaign ended on Monday morning when she finished fourth in Heat 4 of the women’s 200m race after clocking 23.33 seconds.
Consequently, Njobvu missed out on qualifying to the semifinals by 0.07s.