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Deirdre Ryan fails to progress in the high jump at London 2012

Updated: Thursday, 09 Aug 2012 14:17

Deirdre Ryan failed to qualify for the final of the high jump
Deirdre Ryan failed to qualify for the final of the high jump

Deirdre Ryan is out of the women’s high jump after failing to clear 1.90 metres as a disappointing Olympics for Ireland’s track and field athletes continued.

Ryan successfully tackled 1.80m and 1.85m, but missed three attempts for the next jump.

The Dundrum athlete said she was “very disappointed” by her performance.

"I at least wanted to jump a season's best - 1.90m," said Ryan, who finished sixth at last year's World Championships, having jumped an Irish record of 1.95m to qualify for the final.

"I have had a back injury, but I've had treatment twice a day and I didn't feel it out there.

"My back just went into spasm and seized up and for a week I couldn't really jog, but that was two weeks ago.

"The atmosphere was incredible," she said. "The crowd were really behind me, cheering me every time."

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USA 45 27 30 102
China 38 28 23 89
Great Britain 29 17 19 65
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South Korea 13 8 7 28
Ireland 1 1 3 5
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