Jemma Reekie wins 800m silver after recovering from ‘a horrible place’

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The nearly woman of British athletics finally has a medal around her neck. But while it wasn’t the colour Jemma Reekie had long wanted, it at least carried a silver lining.

Afterwards the 25-year-old Scot talked bravely about how physically and mentally broken she had felt last year, due to a debilitating bout of glandular fever and a split from her coach Andy Young. And while she had no answer in the 800m final to the blistering finish of Ethiopian Tsige Duguma, she at least could reflect on how far she had come.

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Written by Sean Ingle at the Commonwealth Arena
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