Both Renfrew County Olympians eliminated from competition
The Olympic runs of both Renfrew County athletes have come to an end.
Melissa Bishop Nriagu of Eganville and Madeline Kelly of Pembroke both failed to qualify for the next round of the 800 meter races in Tokyo.
Melissa Bishop Nriagu came 4th in her heat with a time of 2:02:11. Madeline Kelly came in 5th in her heat with a time of 2:02:39.
As the two athletes did not place top 3 in their heats, they were competing for six slots of secondary qualifiers. The slowest qualifying time in that group was set by Spain’s Natalia Romero at 2:01:16.