2012-08-10 07:38:26 (UTC)

Perri Shakes-Drayton squeezes into final of women’s 400m hurdles

Perri Shakes-Drayton lost out after a rollercoaster evening that ended with her failing to qualify for the final of the 400metres hurdles. Fastest loser: Perri Shakes-Drayton (Picture: Getty) The Londoner, joint second in the world rankings, clocked 55.19 seconds to finish third in her heat and it looked like that time would not be good enough, only for the disqualification of Denisa Rosolova in the final heat to send her through. But the Czech launched a successful appeal that once again left Shakes-Drayton outside the top eight that will contest Wednesday’s final. There was disappointment too for Eilidh Child, who crashed out after finishing seventh in 56.03secs. Elsewhere, Great Britain’s Margaret Adeoye set a new personal best to qualify for tonight’s 200m semi-finals. The 27-year-old clocked 22.94secs to take third place. Abi Oyepitan impressed taking second place to American Carmelita Jeter in 22.92s but Anyika Onuora failed to make it past the first round.
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