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Thurrock thrower's bronze at Games
10:00am Wednesday 5th September 2012 in Sport
PARALYMPICS: GEMMA Prescott scooped Paralympic bronze medal in the F31/32/51 club throw at the Olympic Stadium.
The Thurrock-based 28-year-old threw a new European record of 20.50 metres, equating to 1015 points to claim what was Great Britain’s fourth athletics medal of the Games.
Team-mates Josie Pearson and Maxine Moore were fifth and 12th respectively.
Prescott said: “That was an amazing experience. I’m absolutely delighted with a bronze medal. “I am really struggling for words,” she said.
Gemma, who has cerebral palsy and throws from her wheelchair, competed in the Shot Put and Club Throw events.
She has previously competed at the Beijing Paralympics in 2008 and the talented thrower also won a bronze medal in the Shot Put event at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Dehli.
For more on this story see Friday's Thurrock Gazette.