Laura Weightman didn't know what to expect in her first major championships. But the athlete, who trains in Hexham, surprised everyone.
21 year old Laura Weightman says she loved racing in her first major final, after finishing in 11th place in the 1500m.
Morpeth Harrier Laura Weightman is just hours from the most important race of her career.
Morpeth Harrier Laura Weightman says she loved the experience of her first major international final, after finishing in 11th place in the 1500m.
Speaking on BBC Sport after the race, the 21 year old runner from Alnwick thanked her supporters and her coach, Steve Cram, and said the crowd at the Olympic Park "were brilliant".
Already looking ahead, Laura added, "I really believe there's a lot more from me in the future, and this is a good platform to push me on now."
Morpeth Harrier Laura Weightman achieved her dream of racing in an Olympic final tonight.
The 21 year old Morpeth Harrier finished in 11th place, in a time of 4:15.60.
The final was a slower race than the semi-final on Wednesday night, in which Laura recorded a personal best of 4:02.99.
Laura has been coached for the Games by Olympic silver medallist Steve Cram.
The North East will be represented at the1500m Olympic final tonight.
21 year old Laura Weightman from Alnwick is coached by Olympic silver medallist and former world champion Steve Cram.
Laura, who is a member of the Morpeth Harriers, has been training in Hexham in the run-up to the Olympics.
She made it through to the final, after recording a new personal best of 4:02:99 in the semi-final on Wednesday.
Tonight's race starts at 2055hrs.
Morpeth Harriers runner Laura Weightman has won a place in the 1500m Olympic final. The 21 year old came seventh in the second semi final, but her personal best time of 4:02:99 was good enough to get her through.
Afterwards she said: "It feels absolutely unbelievable... What a day!"
Next event: 6th August 2012.