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NSW WALKS TRIFECTA

Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Monday, 27 March 2006/Categories: News

Australian Jane Saville has won her third consecutive Commonwealth Games gold medal in the 20km Walk – in another medal trifecta for Australia, with sister Natalie taking silver and fellow Aussie Cheryl Webb the bronze.

Determined for victory, Jane led the race from the early stages and won in a time that bettered her gold-winning performance in Manchester by four minutes. Her final time was 1:32.46, which becomes the new Games record.

Jane Saville won the 10km Walk in Kuala Lumpur and the 20km Walk in Manchester, but is often remembered for being disqualified from the Walk at the Sydney Olympics when she led with only 200m remaining.

Jane's sister, Natalie Saville, took out the silver medal with a time of 1:33.33, also beating the Games record set by sister Jane in Manchester. They join Cycling sisters Anna and Kerry Meares as the second pair of Australian sisters to take out gold and silver in the same event at these Games.

In her first Commonwealth Games appearance, Australia’s Cheryl Webb won the bronze medal with a time of 1:36.03.

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