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Flying Amy Foster is just short of a medal

Lisburn's AC's Amy Foster finished a superb fifth in the 100 metres final in the World University Games in Kazan, Russia.

The 24-year-old faced fierce opposition in the final where she started as fifth fastest qualifier following her semi-final time of 11.61 secs.

Amy got off to a good start in the final and crossed the line in a very fast time of 11.50 secs which is only .01 secs short of her own Northern Ireland record, which she equalled recently in the Mary Peters meeting. Favourite Aurieyall Scott of the US finally secured gold in a superb time of 11.28 secs which compensated for previous silver and bronze medals.

Amy will now focus on the 200 metres where she was a finalist two years ago.

Tallagh's Brian Gregan will run in the 400 metres final today, as will Ferrybank's Jessie Barr in the female race.

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