Lynsey Sharp eases pressure after gaining World Championship time

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Lynsey Sharp insists she’s taken some of the pressure off her shoulders after landing the World Championship qualifying standard in Oslo.

The ex-European champion, who was eighth in the 800 metres in the Norwegian capital on Thursday, goes straight back into action in tomorrow’s Diamond League meeting in Stockholm.

However, with her path to London in August eased, the Olympic finalist claims her Oslo run was worth the pain.

“I got the qualifier out of the way with a season’s best,” Sharp said. “But it was probably one of the scrappiest races I’ve ever run. I was probably in lane 3 for the first 300m and then made some reckless moves through the bell.”

Meanwhile, Edinburgh AC’s sprinters Cameron Tindle and Alisha Rees are tipped to take the domestic under-20 titles tomorrow. Pitreavie’s Jack Lawrie goes in the 400m hurdles.