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Dinwoodie wins 100m final

Katie Dinwoodie winning gold over there 100m distance, with Leak Okorhi (left) coming second and Nayanna Dubarry-Gay third. Photo: Loughborough University

ANDERSON High pupil Katie Dinwoodie has won a gold medal in the 100m finals at the 2018 School Games on Friday.

The 15 year old is part of the Scotland team that is competing at games held at Loughborough University until Sunday.

In a closely fought race, Dinwoodie won in a time of 12.36, just 0.03 seconds ahead of her closest rival Leah Okorhi.

She said: “That was good – my start was quite bad but I managed to pull through in the end! I expected them to pull ahead but I could see them to the side of me – that’s probably the biggest win of my career.

“The School Games has been really good and I like how there’s other sports here, not just athletics, plus there’s been great support. Hopefully I can come back and defend my title next year!”

Established in 2006 after London won the bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games, the School Games are now in its 13th year.

Over 1,000 school age athletes from across the UK are competing in 11 different sports.

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