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End of the road for Derval O’Rourke following fifth place semi-final finish

The Irish athlete equalled her time of 12.91 in the Heats, but it was not good enough for her to advance.

Derval O'Rourke has failed to qualify for tonight's 100m Hurdles Final.
Derval O'Rourke has failed to qualify for tonight's 100m Hurdles Final.

DERVAL O’ROURKE HAS failed to qualify from the 100m Hurdles semi-finals, after she finished fifth in her race this evening.

O’Rourke finished with a time of 12.91, which equalled the season’s best finish that she achieved in her heat, but it was not enough for her to qualify for this evening’s Final, which is due to take place at 9pm.

The race was won by the favourite, Australia’s Sally Pearson, with a time of 12.39. Jessica Zelinka of Canada finished second, while USA’s Lolo Jones came third with a disappointing time of 12.71.

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