OLYMPICS LONDON 2012: Dobriskey and Weightman unhappy with 1,500m final
By Barrie White, Sportsbeat, London 2012
GREAT Britain’s Lisa Dobriskey believed she had more to give after failing to medal in the final of the 1500m at London 2012.
NO MEDAL: Lisa Dobriskey and Laura Weightman felt their 1,500m final race could have gone better in front of the home crowd
She finished in tenth place in a time of 4:13.02minutes, while fellow Brit Laura Weightman followed her across the line one place behind in a time 4:15.60.
Dobriskey admitted she felt disappointed by the result, and though she knows a medal would have been difficult, she was left wondering what could have been.
“I was expecting the pace to go a bit earlier and I left myself too much to do,” said the 28-year-old.
“I was too far back. I knew the other girls were strong and it would have been a tough ask to have got a medal but I am a bit dejected now.”
Weightman, who is coached by Olympic silver medallist Steve Cram, felt she gave a proper representation of herself.
She said: “It was a messy race. I gave it my all but I didn’t have the pace to stay with it, but I’ve got nothing to complain about.
“I am bit battered and bruised but I loved it out there. This is just the beginning for me and there is more to come from me in the future.”
© Sportsbeat 2012