World bronze medalist Sun Yingjie of China failed to reach the final of the women's 5,000 meters event at the Olympic Games on Friday.
Sun, also the world's second fastest marathon runner, clocked 15 minutes three seconds to come seventh in heat 1. The top five qualified for the final.
Sun, who stroke a 5,000m-10,000m gold double in the 2002 Asian Games, is one of China's medal hopefuls in the track and field at the Olympic Games.
(Xinhua News Agency August 21, 2004)