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Brunel trio win 100m relay Commonwealth gold

Tres Ríos: LAE International

Three Brunel graduates won gold medals at the Delhi Commonwealth Games yesterday (12 October) when they all competed as teammates in the 4x100m relay final.

Graduates Montell Douglas, Laura Turner and Abi Oyepitan, along with fellow sprinter Katherine Endacott, put in assured performances in the women’s 100m relay to finish with a time of 44.19s, over one second ahead of silver medallists Ghana.

"This has been an amazing championships and that lap of honour was great," said Oypeitan, who has also won a silver medal in the 200m. "I really wanted to come out and win this one so I'm so happy for all of the girls. I was so nervous because I haven't done relay for about six years.

"These Games have been incredible and going home with two medals is amazing."

But the trio were not the only Brunel graduates to win medals in the relays. Sport Sciences graduate Nick Leavey anchored the second leg of the 4x400m to claim a bronze medal, finishing behind Australia and Kenya.

Watch Montell, Laura and Abi win the 4x100m relay (BBC website)