Child helps GB quartet to bronze

19 August 2013

Bath-based athlete Eilidh Child said she was delighted to help the British 4x400m to bronze at the World Championships in Moscow at the weekend.

Child, who is coached by Malcolm Arnold  British Athletics Lead Hurdles Coach – ran 51.7 seconds on the opening leg to help set Britain up for a medal.

Shana Cox, Margaret Adeoye and Christine Ohuruogu brought the team home in 3:22.61 for bronze.

“I’m just delighted that we could come home with something,” said Child. “We knew it would be tough with the Russians and the Americans, but I just tried to set it up for everybody else and not panic too much that I was on the outside.”

It rounded off an impressive campaign for Child, who had earlier in the championships finished fifth in the 400m hurdles final in 54.86 seconds – making her the highest placed British finisher in the event.

Child, a London 2012 Olympian, trains at the University of Bath Sports Training Village.

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