Result: Lawrence Okoye eliminated from Olympic discus final at first hurdle

Lawrence Okoye
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Great Britain's Lawrence Okoye is eliminated at the first stage of the men's discus final by failing to finish inside the top eight after three throws.

Great Britain's Lawrence Okoye has been eliminated at the early stages of the Olympic discus final.

The 20-year-old could only manage a best throw of 61.03m from his first three attempts, nearly 3m short of the eighth-placed man.

Okoye qualified for the final by throwing a distance of 65.23m, which would have put him in seventh place this evening.

Sally Pearson
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