England shock as Dobrisky and Weightman go through to women's 1500m final
19:25 GMT, 8 August 2012
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Britain will have two women in the final of the 1500m after Lisa Dobriskey and Laura Weightman advanced from the semi-finals, but world silver medallist Hannah England missed out.
Dobriskey, who has made a remarkable return to fitness after being diagnosed with potentially fatal blood clots on her lungs earlier this year, was fourth in the first semi-final to qualify automatically.
Mixed fortunes: Hannah England failed to reach the 1500m final but Britain team-mate Lisa Dobriskey booked her place in the finale
Falling behind: England was struggling to make up the ground and didn't manage to put in one of her trademark strong finishes
On the charge: Dobriskey hunts down the leading pack to book her place in the final
But Weightman endured an agonising
wait as officials examined a photo finish in the second semi before
going through as one of the two fastest losers in a new personal best of
Weightman edged out Slovakia's Lucia Klocova on the line, with both athletes given the same time.
England, who spent five days in
hospital earlier this year after being spiked in her Achilles tendon
during a race, was ninth in the first semi in 4:06.35.
Waiting game: Laura Weightman had an agonising wait before realising she had reached the final as one of the fastest losers