Bulgaria’s Ivet Lalova – Collio to Run in Women’s 200m Final in Rio

Sports | August 17, 2016, Wednesday // 08:38| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Bulgaria’s Ivet Lalova – Collio to Run in Women’s 200m Final in Rio Ivet Lalova-Collio. File photo

Bulgarian sprinter Ivet Lalova – Collio has qualified for the Olympic athletics women's 200 m final in Rio de Janeiro.

Lalova ran  in 22.42 seconds, finishing second in the second semifinal early on Wednesday Bulgarian time.

Marie-Josee Ta Lou (C?te d'Ivoire) came first in the second semifinal in 22.28 seconds.

“It was a great achievement by the 32-year-old Bulgarian, who last qualified for an Olympic 200m final 12 years ago” in Athens, the IAAF commented in its news coverage of the semifinals.

Lalova finished 5th in the 200m finals at the 2004 Olympics and was 4th in the 100m finals.

The women's 200 m final is scheduled for 4 a.m. Bulgarian time on Thursday.

Sports » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Bulgaria, Ivet Lalova, Rio, Olympic
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria