Lisa Dobriskey


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Aviva 2012 Trials - Lisa Dobriskey 1500m Women's Heat 1
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Lisa Dobriskey made her Olympic debut at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. She ran the 1500m and narrowly missed out on a medal finishing fourth.

At the 2009, World Championships in Berlin Dobriskey won silver in the 1500m. In a dramatic final she was upgraded to the silver medal after Spanish athlete Natalia Rodriguez was disqualified for blatant pushing at around 200m to go in which Gelete Burka was the victim of a fall. In the end, only 1/100th of second separated her from the gold medal.

After winning her school's 800m at aged 11, her teachers suggested that she join the local athletic club.[3] Dobriskey won Amateur Athletic Association titles at Under 15/17/20 and 23. She was the fastest British under-17 girl at 800 metres (2:08.67) and fourth fastest at 1500 m (4:31.7) in 1999, and the third fastest at 1500 m (4:28.10) in 2000. She won the English Schools 800 m title for Juniors in 1998 and for Intermediates in 1999 and made her junior international debut indoors against Germany and France at 1500 m in 2000. In the English Schools cross country running she was 4th in the Junior girls in 1998 and 3rd in the Intermediates in 1999. She was 2nd in the Inter-counties U15 cc in 1999. [4]

She won the gold medal in the women's 1500 m event at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

She finished 4th in the final of the 1500m in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, resulting in her ranking fourth in the world for the 1500m.[5] After this, she won the Fifth Avenue Mile competition with the second fastest ever time recorded by a female athlete at the race.[6]

In 2010 Lisa went on to have the 7th best time in the world in the 1500m (3:59.79) and toppled that with a 4th place finish in the British National Championships in Birmingham with a time of 4:34.29. Later that summer she improved on her British Nationals performance to claim the bronze medal and a spot on the podium in the European Championships in Barcelona with a time of 4:01.54.

An injury in 2010 delayed the start of her competitive season in 2011. Even with a late start Lisa was still able to recover for the championship part of the season; running amazingly in her final two races of the season before Deague, Lisa placed 2nd in the British National Championships 1500m, and won her first Diamond League race of the season in London in the 1500 (4:04.97).

Lisa Dobriskey recovered from potentially fatal blood clots on her lungs to qualify for the London 2012 Games.

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  • 1500m - 3:59.50
    mile - 4:20.35

  • 2003 European U23 silver,
    2005 World University Games 5th,
    2006 Commonwealth Games gold,
    2007 European Indoors 3000m 5th,
    2008 Beijing Olympic Games 4th,
    2009 World Championships Silver.
    2010 3rd in British National Championships, 4th European National Championships 1500m. 2012 olympic team qualifier

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