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Christchurch athlete Angie Petty was eliminated from the 800m today after finishing fourth in her heat.

Petty, who turned 25 yesterday, was timed at 2min 02.40s. The first two from each of the eight heats automatically went through to the semi-finals, plus the fastest eight losers.

However, Petty’s time left her 45th of all the starters today. She would have had to run exactly 2min 00.00 to get through.

Petty said she felt in good shape going into the race, but that it didn't come together for her.

"It was messy out there. It was amazing being out there in my first Olympics, but I was disappointed with how I raced," she said.

Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games Angie Petty Athletics
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