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London 2017: Clark misses out on 400m final

PUBLISHED: 08:05 08 August 2017

Great Britain's Zoey Clark in action in the women's 400m semi-finals at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium (pic Adam Davy/PA).

Great Britain's Zoey Clark in action in the women's 400m semi-finals at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium (pic Adam Davy/PA).

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Personal best not enough for Thames Valley Harriers athlete

Thames Valley Harriers Zoey Clark showed a taste for the big stage with a personal best in the women’s 400 metres at the World Championships in London.

But the 22-year-old British champion’s semi-final time of 51.81 seconds was only good enough for seventh place as she missed out on a place in Wednesday night’s final.

Clark looked at the positives, though, and said: “A pb – I can’t really complain. The race was a little messy but I got a pb so I really can’t be angry with that.

“Coming into this I thought ‘just get used to the experience, use it and learn that’ and maybe there was an outside chance of getting to the semi-finals.

“I got to the semi-finals and I got a pb, so really I ticked all the boxes.

“I was nervous, I wouldn’t say I was more nervous that I would be for a normal race, but the crowd was pretty deafening.

“I was trying to stay calm with that but it’s really exciting. I’m feeling good for the relay, I think we’ve got a good chance of going out and running well.”

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