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Jazmin scoops silver as she jumps for joy

1 August 2014

Jazmin scoops silver as she jumps for joy

University of Bristol student Jazmin Sawyers was jumping for joy yesterday as she took silver in the women’s long-jump at the Commonwealth Games 2014.

Jazmin, leapt into second position on her final jump during a tense final in Glasgow.

The 20-year-old moved into bronze position with a jump of 6.47m in the third round - rising five places from eighth following her first two attempts of 6.30cm and 6.10cm.

With a bronze medal guaranteed Jazmin followed with jumps of 5.83m and 6.40m in rounds four and five, before her final leap - and season’s best - of 6.54m took her into silver position.

The 2nd year Law student finished just two centimetres behind gold medallist Ese Brume of Nigeria, who jumped 6.56m.

Jazmin, from Trentham, Staffordshire, told the Stoke Sentinel: "It's unbelievable. My aim at the start of the year was to make the Commonwealth Games . . . And I've come away with a medal, I can't believe it.

“I'm so pleased because I think that bodes well for the future. To do that in a Championship environment . . . . I am just over the moon."


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