Sarah Lavin finished seventh in the final of the 60m hurdles at the World Indoor Championships after setting two PBs on a highly impressive day.
The Limerick woman clocked 7.97 in her semi to finish second - an outcome that saw her progress to the final. Earlier she'd clocked 8.03 to progress from her heat.
In the final the Limerick woman was a little slow out of the blocks but her seventh-placed finish in 8.09 still represented a terrific overall effort.
France's Cyrena Samba-Mayela won it in a new indoor record of 7.78, ahead of Devynne Charlton of the Bahamas [7.81] and American Gabriele Cunningham [7.87].
"To reach a World Indoor final, nobody will take that away from," she told RTÉ Sport afterwards. "To break eight seconds on this day is a dream come true.
"I have to be immensely proud. I mean, seventh in the world. First global final as a senior athlete - I'm proud."
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Síofra Cleirigh with an honest assessment of her performance after she ran a time of 2:06.99 in her 800m heat in Belgrade. #WorldIndoorChamps pic.twitter.com/YgOxsnbRLU
Síofra Cléirigh-Buttner was frank in her post-race assessment after she finished fifth in her 800m heat in two minutes 6.99 seconds, which was not enough to see her progress.
"Not only is it not good enough, but it's just not good at all," she said afterwards. "It's been a pretty sub-par indoor season for me. No excuses, you always want to come to the champs and be at your fittest and sharpest.
"It just wasn't good at all today."
In the men's 60m, Israel Olatunde took fourth in 6.66, with the 19-year-old just missing out on making it through.
Luke McCann [seventh in heat 1, 3:44:07] and Andrew Coscoran [fifth in heat 4, 3.40.53] also failed to advance in the 1500m.