Chris and Jake through to 1500m Final

Jake Wightman and Chris O’Hare made it two Scots in the Gold Coast 2018 Men’s 1500m final, with safe progress from the heats at the Carrara Stadium..

Chris clocked 3.44.76 when finishing fifth in the first heat but that proved good enough to go through with the second race slower.

Jake covered the moves well in that one, some 13 hours after his 800m final, and took third place and an automatic slot with 3.47.16. Now both will contest the final on Saturday afternoon in Australia.

Jake Wightman: ‘I am in the final again and I am really pleased with that. I had about five hours sleep last night after the 800m final and that probably means I will need a nap later today!

‘I knew it would be hard work but actually it was even tougher than I thought. The temperature was probably the hardest aspect – it is close to 30 degrees out there – and then you have to get top four to be certain of going through.
article from Scottish Athletics

photos (C) Bobby Gavin

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