Result: Laura Weightman reaches 1500m semi-final

Result: Weightman reaches 1500m semi-final
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Team GB's Laura Weightman moves into the semi-finals of the women's 1500m.

Great Britain's Laura Weightman qualified for the semi-finals of the women's 1500m at the London Olympics this afternoon.

Competing in her first ever Games, Weightman headed down the home straight in seventh position.

However, she passed Kenya's Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon with 20m remaining to claim the final qualifying spot.

Weightman is coached by former British distance runner Steve Cram.

Gamze Bulut won the race in a time of 4:06.69, while Morgan Uceny, Natallia Kareiva, Ekaterina Kotstetskaya and Mimi Belete also advanced through.

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