Ireland's Ciara Everard fails to advance from 800m heats
Ciara Everard’s Olympics are over after she failed to advance from Heat 1 of the women’s 800 metres this afternoon.
The 26-year-old Kilkenny native finished in eighth place in a time of 2:07.91, containing a field of eight contestants.
Lynsey Sharp of Great Britain came in first followed by Croatia’s Amela Terzic, both of whom advance.
'I was as positive as possible and gave it everything I had.' Ciara Everard post race pic.twitter.com/aSpg8Flc71— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) August 17, 2016