Britain’s women’s 4x400m relay team has won bronze at the World Indoor Championships – with Loughborough College names helping them reach the podium.
The Team GB quartet included alumna Amy Allcock and Meghan Beesley, who is coached by Loughborough College Sport degree lecturer Michael Baker.
After originally finishing fourth, the British team was elevated to third when second-placed Jamaica was disqualified - but when Britain was then thrown out for obstruction they lodged an appeal. This was accepted by the jury after they had examined video evidence and the team was reinstated – going on to receive bronze.
Disqualifications marred the four-day championships in Birmingham with 21 teams or individuals red carded, mostly for running outside their lane.
Allcock said afterwards: “This has been the most surreal, brilliant, intense, crazy day! Coming away as a world medallist I just can’t believe it.”
Beesley added: “I think I’m a bit overwhelmed by it all. It’s just so nice to be part of the team again. I’ve had a few years being injured but it’s great to be with these girls. It’s just really exciting. This is my first final where we’ve won a medal. I was in the team a few years ago when we broke the British record but I was a reserve, so this is just great to run in the final and be on the podium.”
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