Brian Gregan finished third in his heat in a time of 46.33 to qualify automatically for the semi-finals. Gregan attacked the race aggressively from the beginning and looked in control coming down the finishing straight as he secured automatic qualification for the semi-finals.
Commenting afterwards Gregan said “I felt good today; I wanted to be sure of qualification and did what I had to do today. I felt in control and I am ready to roll now for the semi-final tomorrow.”
Declan Murray ran in heat 3 of the 800m, and did not qualify for the semi final, in a time of 1.50.01.