Laura lunges to land Commonwealth bronze in 800m final

Saturday 6th August 2022

Photo by Bobby Gavin

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The Laura lunge. With characteristic determination, Laura Muir completed the full set of international championship medals – with an uncharacteristic dip finish on the line.

It landed bronze in the Women’s 800m Commonwealth Games final that enthralled the Alexander Stadium crowd yet again.

Kenyan Mary Moraa came through for gold and, as England’s Keely Hodgkinson took silver, the big battle was for third.

Jamaican Natoya Goule must have thought the medal would be around her neck as she closed for the line – but Muir made one last effort to take third in 1:57.87, as rival Goule clocked 1:57.88!

Photo by Bobby Gavin

‘There’s just no way I was going to settle for fourth,’ said Laura.

‘I’ve wanted a Commonwealth Games medal for Team Scotland for a long time – after being tripped in Glasgow and then not being there for Gold Coast.

‘It gives me a full set of outdoor medals at European, World Champs, Olympics and now Commonwealths and I’m hugely proud of that. I’ve won European and World Indoors medals, too.

‘So it feels good and it was well worth me taking on the double with the 1500m final tomorrow. We don’t take these decisions lightly but I think I have enough to go again on Sunday night.’


Beth Dobbin raced for the third time this week as she lined up for Team Scotland in the Commonwealth Games Women’s 200m final in Birmingham.

A run of 23.40 saw Beth finish in eighth place.

‘I really felt that in my legs but I’m still glad I made it through to the final,’ said the 28-year-old.

Beth is part of the Women’s 4x400m squad who have a straight final tomorrow night as the track and field action concludes at Alexander Stadium.

Beth in action earlier this week (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Tags: Birmingham 2022, Commonwealth Games, Laura Muir

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