Olympic heartache for Turner

OFF THE PACE -- Hucknall hurdler Andy Turner misses out on a place in the Olympic final of the 110m hurdles (Owen Humphreys/PA Wire).
OFF THE PACE -- Hucknall hurdler Andy Turner misses out on a place in the Olympic final of the 110m hurdles (Owen Humphreys/PA Wire).

THE OLYMPIC dream for Hucknall’s star athlete, Andy Turner, turned into a nightmare on Wednesday evening.

For the dedicated 31-year-old, who has won medals at every major championships apart from the Games, crashed out of the 110m hurdles at the semi-finals stage.

The dad-of-three could only manage fifth place in the second semi-final in the Olympic Stadium in central London in a disappointing time of 13.42 seconds, which is way outside his personal best.

Speaking live on the BBC after his race, a visibly upset Turner said: “I had a rubbish start, that’s what let me down really.

“Once I got going, it was okay, but the start was shocking. I don’t know what happened. I feel like I have let myself and my coaches down.”

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