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Iona Lake in steeplechase action at games as Chris Baker finishes ninth in high jump

PUBLISHED: 13:17 11 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:17 11 April 2018

Norwich and England's Iona Lake in the women's 3,000m steeplechase final at the Carrara Stadium. Picture: PA

Norwich and England's Iona Lake in the women's 3,000m steeplechase final at the Carrara Stadium. Picture: PA

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Iona Lake finished eighth in the Commonwealth Games 3,000m steeplechase in Australia.

Chris Baker in the high jump final. Picture: PAChris Baker in the high jump final. Picture: PA

The British champion, 25, who competes for the City of Norwich Athletics Club, finished in 9:58.92 in a race won by Jamaican Aisha Praught in 9:21.00.

Former Reepham High School student Lake, from Hainford, was competing in her first Commonwealth Games and will be satisfied that her pre-race expectation was achieved.

“I am fit and I’m getting fitter – my aim is to come in the top eight,” she had said.

Baker, from Dereham, jumped 2.21 in the high jump, which was won by Australian Brandon Starc with a jump of 2.32.


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