Teesside University student, Jade Jones-Hall, has won bronze for Team England in the women’s T54 marathon earlier to add to her Commonwealth Games medal tally.
Having already emerged victorious in the Para-triathlon earlier in the games, Jones-Hall has now won two medals in two different sports at the Gold Coast, Australia.
Team England have since named Jade as their flagbearer for the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony today.
“All my training was focused towards the triathlon, so anything today was a bonus really,” Jade told BBC Sport after the race.
“To come away with bronze, in such a strong field as well, I’m really happy with that.”
— Team England (@TeamEngland) April 14, 2018
The 22 year-old Teessider finished the race 20 seconds behind gold medal winner Madison de Rozario of Australia.
Another Australian, Eliza Ault-Connell, claimed silver just 13 seconds behind the winning time of 1 hour 44 minutes.
Full results are available here.
Jade’s coach and Paralympic legend, Tanni Grey-Thompson, was delighted (and relieved) with the result…
Bronze medal for @JadeJones11 – I can breathe now
— Tanni Grey-Thompson (@Tanni_GT) April 14, 2018
As was 4-time Olympic gold medallist, Matthew Pinsent, who believes that Jade Jones-Hall’s achievements should be one of the top stories of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
really appreciate it – its going past my front door and cant get it on the tv here. Jade Jones is one of the stories of the Games.
— Matthew Pinsent (@matthewcpinsent) April 14, 2018
Jones-Hall wrapped up a terrific Commonwealth Games for the members of Teesside University’s Elite Athlete Student Scheme.
Team England cyclist, Harry Tanfield, won silver in the men’s time trial earlier this week.
Stay tuned this week for The Undergrad’s closer look at Teesside University’s highly successful Elite Athlete Student Scheme.
Freelance Sports Journalist. Teesside University Graduate