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McKinna’s best earns her fifth place in Commonwealth Games shot put final

PUBLISHED: 17:13 13 April 2018 | UPDATED: 17:18 13 April 2018

Sophie McKinna in action in the shot put final at the Carrara Stadium. Picture: PA

Sophie McKinna in action in the shot put final at the Carrara Stadium. Picture: PA

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Great Yarmouth’s Sophie McKinna produced her best ever throw in the women’s shot put final at the Commonwealth Games – but admits she was disappointed with finishing fifth.

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“There’s always positives to take away,” said McKinna, who threw 17.76m. “I threw two PBs during that and it’s April, so hopefully I’ve got a very big season ahead of me. But there’s a lot more there and unfortunately I couldn’t unlock it today.

“I’m a bit disappointed as I think I could have pushed for top-three if I’d just controlled my throw a bit – but it’s all good saying that when you’re stood here in fifth position.”

McKinna was the leading Brit in a competition won by Jamaica’s Danniel Thomas-Dodd with a throw of 19.36m.

The men’s bowls fours team – including west Norfolk-Jamie Chestney, won the bronze medal, beating Wales.

“We spent most of last night sulking (after losing in the semi-finals) but woke up this morning and decided that we’ve got to give that game everything,” said Chestney. “Started off ok-ish and then we put a few really good ends together in the middle and managed to get a lead and hang on to it. It was a good performance and we are pleased to go home with something.”

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