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

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

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

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

Chris Baker in the high jump final. Picture: PA

Chris Baker in the high jump final. Picture: PA - Credit: 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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