Minnows snare medals in Games hurdles

Minnows snare medals in Games hurdles

After a 28-year Commonwealth Games medal drought, Guernsey is enjoying a medal rush in Birmingham. The tiny island, with a population of approximately 63,000, hadn't won a medal since 1994. Advertisement Now it has claimed two in a week. With a dramatic final-straight dash in the 400m hurdles, Alastair Chalmers, 22, claimed Guernsey's first Commonwealth Games track and field medal, and eighth in its history. It followed Lucy Beere landing a drought-breaking silver in the women's lawn bowls singles on Monday. Chalmers, who runs for both Great Britain and Guernsey, depending on the competition, was euphoric. "Honestly, this is the point of the Commonwealth Games, to put those little, small islands on the map," Chalmers told AAP. "I usually run for Great Britain but I'm always going to represent my …
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