Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 31 July 2014

O'Rourke clears heats hurdle

Derval O'Rourke clocked a season's best of 12.91 seconds to finish fourth

Ireland's Derval O'Rourke made it through to the semi-finals of the Olympic 100 metres hurdles as a fastest loser on Monday.

The former European indoor champion clocked a season's best of 12.91 seconds to finish fourth in her heat.

However, the time was comfortably quick enough to see her through as one of six fastest losers.

She said: "It's really exciting and feels like a home Olympics, the British are really, really supportive and it's great to be here. I felt like I needed to get out well and I did, my middle part of the race went a bit off, but I know I have a lot more."

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