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Silver for Lisa

August 23rd, 2009 by News Desk

ASHFORD AC’s star international Lisa Dobriskey has secured a 1500m silver medal in the World Championships after an eventful final in Berlin.

She missed out on the gold by just a hundreth of a second after the original winner Spain’s Natalia Rodriguez was dramatically disqualified for a push going into the last 300 metres.

It meant Lisa, who finished a hairsbreadth behind eventual gold medallist Maryam Jamal in a sprint for the line, saw her third place promoted to second.

Lisa finished with 4:03.75 behind Jamal on 4:05.74 with American Shannon Rowbury moving up to take the bronze with 4:04.15.

It has been a rollercoaster year for Lisa, the Commonwealth champion. She was badly hit over the winter with a stress fracture in her back and then her comeback was hit by further injury forcing her to miss the national trials.

But steady progress just before the championships saw her battling back to full fitness and the silver was a wonderful reward after the agony of the Olympics in Beijing where she finished fourth.