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Surrey's Christabel Nettey leaps to bronze medal in Glasgow

Christabel Nettey, pictured at the 2103 World Championships in Moscow, has won a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.  - PHOTO SUBMITTED
Christabel Nettey, pictured at the 2103 World Championships in Moscow, has won a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
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Just seven centimetres away from the gold medal, Christabel Nettey settled for bronze in the women's long jump at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

Competing Thursday morning, Nettey took an early lead in the competition with a 6.49m jump on her second of six attempts. Ese Brumme of Nigeria took the lead with a 6.56m leap on her third attempt, and went on to win gold.

Nettey, a graduate of Johnston Heights Seconadry, dropped to third when England's Jazmin Sawyers jumped 6.54m on her sixth and final try.

- Weightlifter Parm Phangura placed sixth in the 105-plus kg. class Thursday with a 341 kg. total. The Surrey resident lifted 150 kg. in the snatch and 191 in the clean and jerk, both on second attempts.

For this third attempts, he attempted 156 kg. in the snatch and 201 kg. in the clean and jerk, but was unsuccessful in both.

Canadian George Kobaladze won the gold medal with a 400kg. total. Damon Kelly of Australia took the bronze with a 388 kg. total.

- Sukhpal Panesar of Surrey is on the Canadian men's field hockey team which will play South Africa for fifth place Saturday.

Canada won one of four preliminary round games to place third among five teams in Group B.

A member of the United Brothers field hockey club, Panesar scored in Canada's first game, a 3-1 loss to New Zealand.

Canada also lost 2-0 to Malaysia, defeated Trinidad and Tobago 3-1, then lost to England 3-1.

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