Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
HORN SETS SIGHTS ON OUTDOOR SEASON
Sprinter Carina Horn has shifted her attention towards the outdoor season after experiencing a disappointing close to a superb indoor campaign.
Horn was left lagging, after being rattled by a faulty start, and settled for sixth place in the women’s 60m race at the Malmo Games in Sweden on Wednesday night, at her last indoor meeting of the year.
She had qualified automatically for the final, clocking 7.30 seconds to win her heat, but she went on to take last place in 7.37, with World Indoor Championships silver medallist Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast tearing clear to win the race in 7.14.
“There was a false start in lane one, and the second time (we started) I thought there was another one so I stayed in the blocks,” Horn said.
“I went only after I realised there was no second gun.”
Horn had been knocking on Wendy Hartman’s six-year-old national record of 7.15 seconds throughout the season.
At four previous indoor meetings in February, she clocked 7.20, 7.21, 7.23 and 7.24.
Despite the disappointment in Malmo, in her final attempt to crack Hartman’s mark, she was looking forward to the rest of the 2015 season.
“I will now focus on outdoors,” Horn confirmed.