13 Apr Leon wins Gold Coast Commonwealth 2m Bronze
Former SGS Athletics Academy student Leon Reid won Bronzeat the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2 metres for Northern Ireland in a time of 2.55. Leon was promoted to Bronze after England’s Zharnel Hughes was disqualified. This is the first Northern Ireland Commonwealth athletics medal in 28 years.
Leon Reid says,
“I had a little cry,” he revealed. “I’m very excited. I’m going to find my Mum and celebrate tonight. I’m going jet-skiing – but after the medal ceremony (on Friday at 1.55am)”.
Richard Gwyn, (Head of Athletics at SGS Athletics Academy) says,
“This is a truly great achievement by Leon. Congratulations from everyone at SGS College.”
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