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Mixed feelings for British 1500m duo

Lisa Dobriskey's hopes of completing a fairytale return with an Olympic medal were ended as she never got into contention in the 1500 metres.

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Dobriskey and Weightman make final

Britain will have two women in the final of the 1500m after Lisa Dobriskey and Laura Weightman advanced from the semi-finals, but world silver m...

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British 1500m trio into semi-finals

All three of Britain's women's 1,500m runners advanced to the semi-finals during the morning session at the Olympic Stadium.

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Dobriskey back at Olympics after ordeal

Lisa Dobriskey is a former Commonwealth champion and world silver medallist, but simply being on the start line at the Olympic stadium for Monda...

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Bleasdale records PB at Crystal Palace

Great Britain's Julia Bleasdale recorded a new personal best of 15:10.06 in the women's 5,000m in the Aviva London Grand Prix at Crystal Palace ...

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Medal Record

London 2012
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  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Beijing 2008
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  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

Lisa Dobriskey made her Olympic debut at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. She ran the 1500m and narrowly missed out on a medal finishing fourth. At the 2009, World Championships in Berlin Dobriskey won silver in the 1500m. In a dramatic final she was upgraded to the silver medal after Spanish athlete Natalia Rodriguez was disqualified for blatant pushing at around 200m to go in which Gelete Burka was the victim of a fall. In the end, only 1/100th of second separated her from the gold medal. Dobriskey was a successful junior athlete and won national age group and English Schools titles at all levels. At the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, she was a surprise winner winning her first international championship gold medal. After a couple of injury interrupted years the Loughborough-based athlete made considerable progress in 2008 and benefited from an injury-free summer campaign. After making the World Indoor Championships final, Dobriskey looked in fine shape at the Olympic Trials. Four days after her win in the Crystal Palace Grand Prix she made a massive breakthrough with a world-class 4:00.64 PB in a BMC mixed-race at Stretford and her medal chances were strengthened after her Russian opponents, who had the potential to steal a clean sweep in Beijing, were suspended.Lisa Dobriskey recovered from potentially fatal blood clots on her lungs to qualify for the London 2012 Games.