Enfield and Haringey sprinter Margaret Adeoye was beaten in the women's 400m semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games this evening

Maragret Adeoye in the heats. Picture: Action Images

Maragret Adeoye in the heats. Picture: Action Images

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Enfield and Haringey sprinter Margaret Adeoye missed out on a place in the women’s 400m final at the Commonwealth Games this evening after finishing third in her semi-final heat.

Adeoye, 29, was just under two seconds behind Botswana’s Amantle Montsho, who finished in second place in a time of 50.96, whilst Adeoye crossed the line in 52.48.

Lagos-born Adeoye improved on her a time of 53.98 in her heat on Sunday, qualifying for tonight’s semi-final by finishing second to Jamaican, Novlene Williams-Hills (52.39).

However Adeoye was unable to mark her maiden Commonwealth Games with a shot at a medal.

Only three members of Team England’s 4x400m quartet have been named in advance – Emily Diamond, Christine and Victoria Ohuruogu – with Adeoye in contention to take the fourth spot.

Fellow England 400m runners Shana Cox and Kelly Massey both qualified for the semi-finals from their heats, with Massey reaching tomorrow night’s final in a time of 52.34.

Cox (52.57) also fell at the semi-final hurdle, finishing fifth in her heat.

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