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London 2017: Porter fails to progress in hurdles

PUBLISHED: 11:30 11 August 2017 | UPDATED: 11:30 11 August 2017

Great Britain's Tiffany Porter looks disappointed after competing in the women's 100m hurdles at the World Championships at London Stadium (pic Martin Rickett/PA)

Great Britain's Tiffany Porter looks disappointed after competing in the women's 100m hurdles at the World Championships at London Stadium (pic Martin Rickett/PA)

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Disappointment for Woodford Green athlete

Wooodford Green with Essex Ladies Tiffany Porter failed to progress from the heats of the women’s 100 metre hurdles at the World Championships at London Stadium.

American-born Porter had won bronze at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow and was crowned European champion the following year, when she also recorded her personal best of 12.51 seconds.

But she could only finish sixth in her morning heat in 13.18 and missed out on a semi-final spo in extremely disappointing fashion.

The 29-year-old Porter said: “Obviously that was a very disappointing race but that is what athletics is. You just have to pick yourself up and keep on pushing forward.

“Everything went wrong today, that was awful. My preparation up to this point wasn’t ideal but I wanted to come out here and hopefully put on a good show to claw my way back from injury.

“But unfortunately I may have just run out of time. I am just disappointed.”

Former men’s hurdles world champion Colin Jackson added: “It’s really disappointing for Tiff. She has been so good at these World Championships in the past, so she will be bitterly disappointed.”

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