Athletics: Thames Valley Harriers runner Zoey Clark relieved after collecting women's 4x400m relay bronze at IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships
PUBLISHED: 16:00 05 March 2018
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Clark part of GB relay team that finished fourth, then promoted to third, then disqualified, before being reinstated
It was a rollercoaster of an IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships ride for Thames Valley Harriers’ Zoey Clark.
The 23-year-old and her Great Britain women’s 4x400m colleagues all eventually secured bronze medals after a failed appeal from Jamaica.
The British quartet initially crossed the finish line in fourth in an incident-filled final in Birmingham, which was won by USA.
The host nation, though, were advanced to third after the Jamaican team were disqualified for a lane infringement.
There was more controversy when Great Britain were briefly disqualified, also for a lane infringement, before being reinstated back to bronze-medal status, with Poland taking the silver.
Overall it was a huge sigh of relief for 23-year-old Scottish-born Clark.
“We ran our best. We’re a new team and we’ve got some inexperience but we all ran out best and I’m proud of what we ran,” said the Thames Valley Harriers athlete of her bronze medal.