MARK ENGLISH TAKES to the line in a top-class 800m semi-final at the Olympic Games in the early hours of tomorrow morning.
English will line up alongside world record holder David Rudisha, former world indoor 1500m champion Ayanleh Souleimam, and European champion Adam Kszczot with only the top two to qualify – as well as the two fastest losers from the three semi-finals – for Monday’s final.[adrotate group=”38″]
The 23-year-old produced a storming finish yesterday to come home third in his heat in a time of 1:46:40 and will need to produce something close to his very best again.
“You have to trust your own race plan and preparation went really well in Uberlandia,” she said after his Olympic debut. “I treated that race like a final. I’ll need to run 1:44 to make the final.”[adrotate group=”81″]
The first semi-final is due to take place at 2:08am Irish time, with English’s race pencilled in for 2:26am.
Happy to make it through to semi final with an auto Q. Semis are on Sunday morn at 2:08am Irish time! #TeamIreland
— Mark English (@markenglish_) August 12, 2016