Australia's Jye Edwards has narrowly missed retired connected a spot successful the 1500m semi-final astatine the Tokyo Olympics pursuing what helium described arsenic a "messy race".
Edwards was interrupted during the last thigh and forced to dodge Poland's Marcin Lewandowski, who fell with conscionable nether 400-metres remaining during the 2nd qualifying heat.
Lewandowski had attempted to propulsion retired earlier tripping implicit and holding up Edwards, which momentarily slowed the Aussie's pace.
The 23-year-old Australian finished seventh with a clip of 3:42.62.
"Absolutely brutal," Edwards said aft the race. "I had a bully mentation starring successful but unluckily I couldn't get it done."
"It's rather frustrating... It was a messy race. That's the Olympics, it's cutthroat.
"I thought I was successful a beauteous bully spot early, past everyone came around, benignant of got swamped a bit, astir apt didn't clasp my presumption good capable successful the end.
"I gave it everything."
Fellow Aussies Ollie Hoare and Stewart McSweyn qualified for the semi-final during with beardown performances successful their heats.
Hoare finished with a clip of 3:36.09 during the archetypal heat, portion McSweyn finished 3rd successful his vigor with a clip of 3:36.39.
Both are considered beardown chances of securing a berth successful the final.
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