Monitor & subject world championships Oregon22 Friday highlights

Because the third warmth of the ladies’s 800-meter semifinals aired on a close-by TV, Raevyn Rogers casually answered questions from the media with seemingly no curiosity in any respect in what was nonetheless occurring on the monitor.

She’ll should be as unflappable as Sunday.

The previous Oregon star who has the added stress of being immortalized on the Hayward Tower, completed third in her World Athletics Championships semifinal warmth Friday night time and wanted to qualify for the finals on time, which meant the outcomes of the final warmth mattered considerably.

Because it turned out, Rogers had nothing to fret about as her end in 1 minute, 58.77 seconds put her into the eight-women remaining.

Raevyn Rogers kicks to third, left, behind Natoya Goule, second and Great Britain's Keely Hodgkinson first in their heat of the women's 800 meters during day eight of the World Athletics Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon Friday July 22, 2022.

“I knew (my) warmth was going to be quick simply based mostly on the people who ran it,” mentioned Rogers, who completed behind Olympic silver medalist Keely Hodgkinson (1:58.51) of Nice Britain and Jamaica’s Natoya Goule (1:58.73) , who outleaned Rogers on the line to seize the second computerized qualifier.

“I went on the market and gave my finest for right this moment and may’t ask for something extra,” mentioned Rogers, the reigning Olympic bronze medalist and 2019 world championships silver medalist. “I attempted to give attention to being extra aggressive, being extra in it. I watched my (preliminary) race yesterday and I simply felt like I seemed somewhat sluggish. … I noticed I needed to work on having somewhat extra pop.”

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