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Sharp misses out on final
Scotland's Lynsey Sharp, the subject of Britain's biggest athletics selection controversy, has failed to make the Olympic final of the women's 800 metres.
Sharp, the daughter of former Olympic sprinter Cameron Sharp, won the Olympic trials and claimed silver in the European Championships in Helsinki, but did not have the 'A' qualifying time, unlike Marilyn Okoro, Jenny Meadows, Jemma Simpson and Emma Jackson.
That meant picking Sharp would preclude selecting anyone else, as athletes with the 'B' standard can only be selected if no-one with the 'A' is chosen, but that was exactly what happened after two hours of debate amid a six-hour selection meeting.
The pressure was therefore firmly on the 22-year-old's shoulders in London, but after qualifying well from the heats she was only able to finish seventh in Thursday night's first semi-final in two minutes 01.78 seconds, more than a second outside her personal and season's best.