Lynsey Sharp will run in the 800 metres final at the World Championships after British Athletics won an appeal against her disqualification.

The 27-year-old was kicked out after pushing Charlene Lipsey when their arms interlocked on the line in the semi-final to initially deny her the chance of racing in Sunday’s final. But British Athletics’ appeal was upheld and Sharp, who was taken away in tears, will run in the final as a fastest loser.

Her time of one minute 59.47 seconds was fast enough but Sharp faced an anxious wait after being in breach of rule 163.2.

“As far as I’m concerned, I can’t remember anything different to any other race I’ve been in,” she told BBC Radio 5 live sports extra before the appeal result. “There have definitely been times I’ve been affected more than I affected anyone in that race. I’ll have to go back and look at it.

“I’ve been in a lot of scrappy races this year and would put my hands up and say I did something, but I honestly can’t remember anything.

“I got kicked in the heats – it’s part of middle distance running. I was so desperate to get there, I was ready to hit the floor, I didn’t intentionally run into her.”

Adelle Tracey failed to qualify, despite running a personal best of two minutes 00.26 seconds, after she came sixth in the first heat while Shelayna Oskan-Clarke bowed out.

Chris O’Hare reached Sunday’s 1500m final after coming fourth in his semi-final heat but Jake Wightman missed out.

Lorraine Ugen, who was tipped to have an outside chance of a medal, came fifth in the long jump. The 25-year-old qualified in third but could only jump 6.72m, 30 centimetres behind winner Brittney Reese.

Ugen said: “I am actually kind of disappointed. I know that two years ago, coming fifth in the world, I would’ve been happy with it but this year it wasn’t as satisfying.

“I know that I wanted to come out here and get a medal. Throwing away so many jumps by fouling and not getting everything together is disappointing.”