Sydney’s Eastern suburbs teenager, Jessica
Thornton (SOS) opened her campaign on day one at the Youth Olympic Games in
Nanjing with a stunning 52.78 in her 400m heat. The time sliced over a second
from her previous personal best and moved the 16-year-old from 37th to number
two on the world under-18 list. She also ran the seventh fastest time in
Australian junior (under-20) history.