August 31, 2017
Kathryn Brooks and Georgia Griffith both performed with distinction in the World University Games (Summer Universiade) in Taiwan last month.
In wet, windy conditions Kathryn threw close to her personal best in the javelin. The distance of 52.65m put her in 15th place and was just below the 54m required to reach the final.
Georgia also battled with tough weather conditions. She ran three 800m races on three consecutive days, running 2:04.17 in her heat, 2:03.17 in her semi-final and 2:03.52 in the final. In a tough, tactical final race Georgia just missed out on a medal, but was then awarded a bronze medal, only to lose it again.
She crossed the line in 4th place, but the runner who was first across the line was disqualified and Georgia got to stand on the podium and receive the bronze medal. The winner of the race was later reinstated and Georgia relegated to 4th place. It was nevertheless a great effort and both Georgia and Kathryn deserve congratulations.