Turner heads England clean sweep
Friday 08 October 2010
Andy Turner led an England hurdles clean sweep before Steph Twell of Scotland won Commonwealth Games bronze in Delhi tonight.
Turner added Commonwealth gold to the European title he won in Barcelona in July, triumphing in the 110metres hurdles in 13.38 seconds ahead of England team-mates William Sharman and Lawrence Clarke at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
Sharman was second in 13.50secs and Clarke third in 13.70.
Twell then finished third in the women's 1,500m final as Kenya's Nancy Langat, the Olympic champion, took gold in a Games record of four minutes 05.26 seconds.
Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand was second in 4mins 05.97secs and Twell third in 4:06.15, seeing off a late surge from England's Hannah England, who finished fourth.
England clocked 4:06.83, with Helen Clitheroe seventh in 4:08.79.
Earlier this evening, Katherine Endacott was awarded her bronze medal earned in last night's women's 100m final after race winner Sally Pearson of Australia was disqualified.
The 21-year-old Twell, who lives in Farnborough, Hampshire, said: "I just hung on, took the race by the scruff of the neck and held my presence in lane one.
"Even at 400 (to go) with all the Kenyans in front of me I just thought 'don't give in now, it's not the end of the race'.
"I've always been known for not finishing as strong, but I'm getting stronger each race and I hit it hard.
"I think you've got to run with your heart and with passion and that's what I did today."
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