Derval O’Rourke this afternoon won her semi-final of the 60m hurdles and is now through to this evening’s final which takes place at 17:40 Irish time. It was a great win in a blanket finish for Derval, as she was under a great deal of pressure due to a false start. She had earlier eased through to the semis, winning her heat comfortably in 8.06.
1 1114 O’Rourke, Derval IRL 8.00 Q
2 1161 Vukicevic, Christina NOR 8.02 Q
3 1209 Solovyova, Anastasiya RUS 8.02 Q PB
4 1058 Billaud, Cindy FRA 8.05 Q PB
5 1095 Nytra, Carolin GER 8.05 PB
6 1005 Davin, Elisabeth BEL 8.07 PB
7 1197 Kondakova, Yuliya RUS 8.08
8 1032 Alozie, Glory ESP 8.21
It has been a great day so far for the Irish athletes. Kelly Proper has qualified for the final of the Long Jump with a new PB and National Record of 6.59. Earlier, Marian Andrews and Brona Furlong both set PBs and qualified for the semi-finals of the 400m, and David Gillick led from start to finish in his 400m heat to qualify comfortably.
In the afternoon session, David McCarthy and Róisín McGettigan both qualified for their finals as fastest runners-up, McCarthy in the 800m and McGettigan in the 1500m.
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