Phil Healy fails to match heat time as she misses out on 400m final in Belgrade

Visibly drained by her effort and the occasion, Phil Healy missed out on the final of the 400 metres at the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade in Friday, unable to repeat her brilliant running display from earlier in the day.
After winning her heat in the morning session, clocking a smooth 51.75 seconds, Healy went in the second of the two semi-finals believing a final spot was on. And though holding fourth place at the bell, she faded to sixth, clocking 52.40, the race won be event favourite Shaune Miller-Uibo from the Bahamas in 51.38.
As it turned out, had Healy matched her 51.75 from earlier she would have made the six-woman final. Still there was little complaint, particularly given s …