Sprinter Davis short of final by narrowest of margins

After reaching the semifinals of the women
After reaching the semifinals of the women's 100-metre sprint earlier this week, Richmond's Shai-Anne Davis did likewise in the 200-metre event earlier today at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
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From a positive perspective,  it’s valuable experience. But right now that doesn’t lessen the disappointment for Shai-Anne Davis.

Canada’s top-ranked 200-metre female sprinter finished third in the third semifinal heat of the women’s race Thursday at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

It was by the slimmest of margins that the talented Richmond athlete came up shy of making the final. Her time of 23.48 seconds was 5/100th of a second back of Jamaica’s Samantha Henry-Robinson and 3/10th of a second off the winning pace set by England’s Bianca Williams of 23.17 seconds.

Davis, a 21-year-old from Richmond, is still scheduled to compete in the women’s 4x100-metre relay  slated to kick off with heats Friday. She was part of a Canadian record performance of 42.99 seconds last year.

•Richmond swimmer Luke Reilly placed seventh in the final qualifying heat in the men’s 200-metre individual medley Wednesday. His time was two minutes, 3.10 seconds.

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