April 23rd, 2018

Watson finishes fifth in women’s 400-metre hurdles final at Commonwealth Games

By Ryan McCracken on April 13, 2018.

Medicine Hat News

Sage Watson finished less than a second shy of the podium Thursday on Australia’s Gold Coast.

The 23-year-old Seven Persons product took fifth place in the women’s 400-metre hurdles final at the Commonwealth Games with a time of 55.55 seconds — just 59-hundreths of a second behind bronze medallist Wenda Nel, of South Africa.

Jamaica’s Janieve Russell won gold with a time of 54.33 seconds and Scotland’s Eilidh Doyle clinched silver in 54.80.

Jamaica’s Ronda White settled for fourth with a time of 55.02.

Watson reached the final after finishing third in the first heat with a time of 55.43 seconds on Tuesday.

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