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T37/38 LONG JUMP: Woodward wins England’s first athletics medal at Games

England's Bethy Woodward

England's Bethy Woodward

Bethy Woodward won England’s first athletics medal of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow by taking silver in the T37/38 long jump.

The 21-year-old, who has cerebral palsy, leapt out to a personal best of 4.00 metres, which equated to 750 points.

Woodward, who took 200 metres silver and 4x100m bronze at London 2012, finished 206 points behind dominant Australian gold medallist Jodi Elkington.

Woodward said: “It was like being in London again. It’s great to be around people waving and smiling back at you.

“It’s not my strongest event, but I was pushing myself all the way and I’m very pleased I pulled through.”

 

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