Former City of York Athletic Club junior Jessica Taylor wins heptathlon bronze at Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

England's Jessica Taylor celebrates winning Bronze in the Women's Heptathlon at Hampden Park. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

England's Jessica Taylor celebrates winning Bronze in the Women's Heptathlon at Hampden Park. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

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FORMER City of York Athletic Club junior Jessica Taylor won a heptathlon bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Former Bootham School pupil Taylor stepped up to the challenge in the heptathlon in the absence of new mum Jessica Ennis-Hill and her heir apparent Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

The 26-year-old produced her best on the big stage, finishing with 5,826 points to claim a podium place.

The competition started with back-to-back personal bests for Taylor, 13.81 seconds in the 100 metre hurdles and 1.75 metres in the high jump.

She rounded off day one with a throw of 11.95 metres in the shot and a time of 24.42 seconds in the 200 metres to be third in the standings.

Today, a personal best in the long jump of 6.16 metres maintained her medal charge and a javelin throw of 33.89 metres meant she had a cushion over her rivals in the race for bronze.

Her 800 metres time of two minutes 17.59 seconds was enough to clinch a podium finish.

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