Maltese athlete clocks season best
Maltese athlete Rachid Chouhal dashed home fourth in Heat Four of the 100 metres event at the London Olympics this morning.
The 37-year-old completed the distance in 10.83 seconds to equal his best performance of the season. Despite his fine showing Chouhal failed to progress to the first round heats.
Burkina Faso's Gerrard Kobeane won the heat in 10.42 seconds, the fastest time in this morning's heats. Fabrice Coiffic, of Mauritius, was second in 10.62 ahead of St Vincent's Courtney Williams in 10.80.
Chouhal finished ahead of Nepal's Tilak Tharu (10.85), Afghan Massoud Azizi (11.09), Kiribati's Nooa Takooa (11.53) and Cook Islands' Patrick Tuara (11.72).