An amazing effort for Amy Cashin in her first-ever Olympic Games! 9:34.67 for the 3km Steeplechase in sweltering conditions - doing the green and gold proud!
Amy raced in Heat 3 of the Women's 3000m Steeplechase finishing only 6 seconds off her PB in 38 degree heat!
A few statements on Amy's race:
"Very solid run. Finished well." - Rod Griffin
"A wonderful gutsy effort, so proud" - Peter Burke
"She ran amazing!!! Worked up the field nicely and was smart in staying outside to stay out of all the congestion. Her 2nd fastest time ever too!!! So many aspects to be super dooper proud of!!!!" - Sam Prime
From Amy herself: "Childhood dream became a reality this past week! Still can't believe I get to live this dream and feeling so inspired for the next few years! Going home with a full heart and full of more dreams to fulfil."
Congratulations Amy on a terrific Olympic debut, we are all looking forward to the rest of the journey!