University of Bath graduate Katherine Endacott has won a surprise bronze medal at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games.
The 30-year-old Coach Education and Sports Performance graduate crossed the finish line in fourth place in the 100m yesterday (Thursday) afternoon.
But she was upgraded to a podium place after Australia’s Sally Pearson was later disqualified for a false start.
Endacott ran a personal best time of 11.44 in the final at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi and will receive her medal today.
“I was glad to make the final, to come away with a medal is the icing on the cake,” said the England athlete. “I’ve dreamt about this moment.”
University of Bath Sports Performance graduate Katrina Hart struck gold for England in the T37 100m para-sport event yesterday.
She said: “It’s pretty cool to be called the Commonwealth Games champion. I came to get the gold and that’s what I got. Plus I ran a PB, which is a world lead this year
“I am aiming for the world championships and for another medal. It will be tougher there, but I think I have a good chance.”
Zoe Derham, a former receptionist at the Sports Training Village, collected bronze in the hammer for England yesterday.
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