Bundy-Davies wins bronze

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Published: Saturday 7th March 2015 by The News Editor

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Seren Bundy-Davies claimed bronze for Great Britain following a chaotic finish to the 400 metres final at the European Indoor Championships in Prague.

The 20-year-old, who turned down a trial with Manchester City Ladies as a child, was making her major championship debut and dipped for the line to clock 52.64 seconds after her medal chances looked to have gone.

In a messy finish which saw plenty of bumping and barging, the Welsh athlete finished just 0.01secs off silver.

The gold medal went to Ukrainian former drug cheat Nataliya Pyhyda, who served a two-year ban from 2009 to 2011 for testing positive for stanozolol.

Bundy-Davies was ranked number one in Europe coming into the championships and admitted she was disappointed with having to settle for bronze, but it was still no mean achievement from an athlete who was a virtual unknown last year.

She has take 0.78s of her personal best already this year, with plenty more to surely come in the outdoor season.

She said on the BBC: “I realise it’s a massive achievement, but I did come in it wanting to win it..

“I had to work so hard to get that qualifying spot (in Friday’s semi-finals) and that did take it out of my legs a bit, but that’s no excuse

“I don’t want to whinge, but I know how hard I’ve worked and I think maybe I should have just got to the bell first.”

Published: Saturday 7th March 2015 by The News Editor

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