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Scotland athlete and former Dingwall Academy teacher Melanie Woods narrowly misses out on a medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham

By Will Clark

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Former Dingwall Academy physical education teacher Melanie Woods narrowly missed out on a medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Melanie Woods.
Melanie Woods.

The Scotland athlete finished in fourth place in the T53/54 1500m final at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on Thursday.

Woods crossed the line in a time of three minutes 56.52 seconds. She was three seconds behind race winner Madison de Rozario of Australia in 3:53.03. Angela Ballard of Australia was second in a time of 3.53.30 with Sammi Kinghorn of Scotland third in a time of 3:53.38.

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