Golden Day for Phoebe

Phoebe Dowson, U23 Champs, Bedford 2014
Phoebe Dowson, U23 Champs, Bedford 2014

Phoebe Dowson took discus gold at the U23 UK championships in Bedford last Saturday.
Phoebe opened her account with a safe 44.34m, but then proceeded to record 5 throws better than her previous PB and finished with a life-time best of 51.12m. This raised her own BAC all time record by 3m.
It was a close encounter with her friend and rival Shadine Duquemin, Shaftesbury BH. Phoebe posted her best throw in round 4 to take the lead, but then amazingly Shadine matched it exactly in round 5.  However another big throw of 50.61m from Phoebe in round 5 proved to be the decisive 2nd best throw, winning the gold on count back.
What a competition and certainly one of the performances of the week end from BAC’s discus diva!