Dobriskey and England through to semi-finals

Lisa Dobriskey , from Ashford, showed she was getting back to her best by winning a slow heat in 4:13.32. Credit: PA

All three of Britain's women's 1,500m runners advanced to the semi-finals today.

World Championship silver medallist Hannah England, from Oxford, always looked well placed in her heat.

England, whose build-up has been hampered by a spiked Achilles tendon, came home fifth in 4:05.73.

Months after being diagnosed with potentially fatal blood clots on her lungs and told to give up on the Olympics, Lisa Dobriskey , from Ashford, showed she was getting back to her best by winning a slow heat in 4:13.32.

Laura Weightman, who is trained by former world record holder Steve Cram, finished sixth in the third heat in 4:07.29

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