Great Britain’s Jonny Davies won the bronze medal in the 1500m final at the World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan, while Adelle Tracey and Jess Turner finished fourth and fifth in their respective finals.
In a stacked 1500m final, Davies ran impressively to win bronze, just missing out on a finish higher up the podium.
The 22-year-old finished right on the heels of winner Timo Benitz of Germany and France’s Alexis Miellet, clocking 3:43.99 to secure the first athletics medal for the British and Northern Irish delegation.
Davies made it through to the final after a third place finish in the earlier round, finishing behind the eventual gold medalist Benitz.
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After finishing second in her 800m semi-final yesterday, Adelle Tracey battled bravely for a fourth place finish in Friday’s final, clocking 2:03.72.
Tracey, who made it into the semi-finals at the recent World Championships, crossed the line in fifth behind Rose Mary Almanza, but the Cuban was later disqualified, promoting 24-year-old Tracey to fourth place.
Jess Turner had hopes of a podium place heading into the women’s 400m hurdles final, and give it everything, but with a long season taking its toll she had to settle for a fifth place finish in 57.45.
The 22-year-old, who represented GB at the World Championships improved on her time from the previous round, clocking 57.45.
Allan Smith was three centimetres away from a bronze medal in the high jump. The 24-year-old’s best jump of 2.23m was beaten by two season’s best and one personal best effort.
Alicia Barrett made it through to the semi-finals of the 100m hurdles, posting a time of 13.75 to qualify comfortably in third.
In the 400m hurdles semi-finals, Jacob Paul narrowly missed out on final spot, finishing third and ninth fastest overall in 50.37.
Samuel Trigg finished 12th in the triple jump final, with a 14.94m leap.
Leading into Saturday’s athletic action at the World University Games, the full timetable can be found here, with live coverage available here.