Rachel wins bronze in Samoa. Picture of the happy Rachel with her medal. Fantastic!!!!!
Interview with Rachel by Gillian Cooke [Courtesy of Peter Jardine and Scottish Athletics ]
Rachel Alexander kept up the momentum over at the Apia Park athletics stadium with a Bronze in the long jump and produced a brilliant jump under pressure in the third round after two fouls in the opening two rounds. With a third foul meaning an exit from the competition there was no room for error but Rachel held her nerve to put in a jump of 5.90m which eventually secured her the medal.
“After the first two no jumps I was so scared so the third one I just moved my run up way back to make sure I got one in. After that I couldn’t really get it all together but I guess I’ll just go home and train for that and come back another time and do it better. Watching the guys do so well yesterday definitely made me want to do better as well so it’s just brilliant for the athletics team.
“It’s good to come away with a medal because it’s something else to my name but I’m obviously hoping to keep improving from it and learn from what I’ve done here. I’m looking forward to relaxing now and getting out to support everyone else. I think I’m going to go and watch as many other sports as I can.”