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Commonwealth Games athlete Kirsty Law pays tribute to friends, family and supporters after competing in discus final for Scotland at Birmingham

By Will Clark

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MUNLOCHY athlete Kirsty Law has paid tribute to friends, family and supporters after she finished in seventh place at the Commonwealth Games discus final in Birmingham.

Kirsty Law has been named in the Commonwealth Games squad. Picture: Team Scotland
Kirsty Law has been named in the Commonwealth Games squad. Picture: Team Scotland

The Scottish champion managed a throw of 54 metres and 38 centimetres at the Alexander Stadium on Tuesday.

Chioma Onyekwere from Nigeria won gold with a season’s best throw of 61.70.

England’s Jade Lally took silver with a throw of 58.42.

Obiageri Amaechi of Nigeria claimed bronze with 56.99.

Law admitted it was a frustrating evening, but she is determined to move on and look forward to future competitions.

Writing on Twitter after the event, she said: “Obviously I am frustrated with my performance, but I am not going to dwell on that.

“As athletes we train so hard and sacrifice a hell of a lot for these moments.

“We forget to enjoy the experience and get hung up on performances.

“So its on to the next one.

"I want to say a massive thanks to everyone for your love and support, my friends and family, my work family and people messaging me.

"You are all amazing and I appreciate each and everyone one of you."

Law has been selected for Great Britain at the European Championships in Munich from August 15th.

The European place comes from her top 20 continental ranking and these will be her second European championships following an outing in Berlin in 2018.

Law says she is delighted that her performance have earned her selection for Great Britain later this month.

She said: “To be selected for two of this year’s three major championships is absolutely great, and for a while I also had a chance of the World Championships in Oregon, before one or two athletes overtook me in the world rankings.

“But the standard of throwing in Europe is extremely high, so Munich is going to be very competitive.”

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