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Second world championship medal for Alness sprinter


By Will Clark


ABBIE McNally won her second silver medal at the World Junior Para Athletics Championships in Switzerland.

Abbie McNally pictured with her silver medal in Switzerland.
Abbie McNally pictured with her silver medal in Switzerland.

The 18-year-old from Alness claimed second place in the T35-38 100 metres with a personal best time of 14.86 seconds yesterday.

She beat her previous personal best of 14.98 set earlier this year at the Italian Grand Prix.

After the race, McNally said: “A silver and a personal best to go with it; I’m just so pleased. I felt strong going into that race. My warm-up went really well, and I felt like I would run well. To get the personal best is a bonus, it is not what I was expecting.

“I just tried to pull away from the rest of the field and try to hang on to the girls in front to go as quick as possible. Everything went right on the day so I’m very happy.”

McNally, who trains with the Inverness Harriers, also won a silver medal in the T35-38 200 metres on Thursday.

She was delighted with her double success.

“To win a second silver is just amazing.

"It is outstanding, I can hardly believe it.

"I never thought I would get to this point so to have produced these performances this week, I’m just really happy.”

Abbie McNally with the British Squad.
Abbie McNally with the British Squad.


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