Brilliant Bronze for Amber in the Bahamas, 21st July 2017

August 30, 2017

Superb running from Brighton & Hove’s Amber Anning won her a bronze medal in the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas.

Representing England Anning fought her way into the final with a composed second place in her 400m heat in 54.42s and she lined up as one of the youngest of the competitors.

Drawn in lane two Anning ran a superb race against two talented Australians and actually entered the home straight alongside Bendere Obaya who powered to the finish overhauling fellow Aussie Ella Connolly, who was well clear as they entered the finishing straight to win in 52.69s to Connolly’s 52.72s.

Sixteen-year-old Anning was well clear of the rest of the field to finish third in 53.68s a new Sussex senior record and the fastest run by British 16 year girl over 400m for 33 years.

Two days later Anning took the second leg in the mixed 4 x 400m relay team that achieved a silver medal behind Australia.