Louise Hazel in action in Daegu

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Louise Hazel put up a very good performance to finish 15th at the World Championships in Daegu when collecting 6,149 points just 17 below her personal best tally of 6,166 set up earlier this summer.

The March athlete had a fantastic start to the competition with two personal bests in the first two events of the heptathlon on Monday.

She was fourth in her 100m hurdles heat with a personal best 13.24 sec and then also excelled in the high jump with a best ever 1.74m and had 1992 points.

The March athlete threw a seasonal best in the shot putt with 12.36m and then won her heat in the 200m in 24.25 to finish the day in 16th position with a total of 3,634 points.

The second day began with 6.25m in the long jump to climb to 13th place, but she then slipped down to 16th with 5,262 points after a disappointing throw in the javelin with 41.75m.

Her aim before the start was for a personal best score in the event and she came so close to achieving that when sixth place in her 800m heat with a time of 2m 15.44 secs just outside personal best and brought her 887 points.

She said: “I am delighted with that. I am sure there is more come and now I can look forward to next year’s Olympics.”