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.