LYNSEY SHARP'S 800 metres campaign ended tamely when she was eliminated in the semi-final last night, finishing seventh in 2:01.78.
This was one place better than her ranking in a race where six athletes had previously run inside two minutes.
The 22-year-old Edinburgh woman will remember the crowd's reception "forever", but learning the lesson of pace-judgment will be worth more. The European silver medallist believed Kenya's defending champion Pamela Jelimo would go out in around 57 seconds, and she planned to hang back. Jelimo did not. It was 60.15 at the bell. Sharp was eight metres back and could make no impression.
Please enable cookies in your browser to display the rest of this article.