Squash: Horner in bronze age

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SUZANNE HORNER, of Britain, took 42 minutes to beat her compatriot, Cassie Jackman, and take third place in the international circuit's richest tournament, the JSM Supersquash tournament in Tokyo yesterday. The British champion, from Wakefield, beat Jackman, of North Walsham, 9-6, 8-10, 9-2, 9-0 in the play-off.

Horner, the world No 3, had surprisingly been beaten in the semi-finals by the seventh seed, Carol Owens, and Jackman failed against the world champion, Michelle Martin. Martin went on to beat her fellow Australian, Owens, 10-8, 9-4, 10-8 in a 36-minute final.

'I have not slept well here and the undersprung court floor has been a bit hard on my legs. When I got up the day after beating Sarah I was still tired,' Jackman said.