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Freya Anderson wins Commonwealth Games bronze medal

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Ellesmere Titans swimmer Freya Anderson has got her hands on a Commonwealth medal after racing to bronze in the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay.

Swimmers Siobhan Marie O'connor, Freya Anderson, Anna Hopkin and Eleanor Faulkner celebrate winning bronze in the women's 4x100m freestyle relay

While there was no catching Australia – who set a new world record in the event – Anderson and her team-mates of Siobhan Marie O’Connor, Anna Hopkin and Eleanor Faulkner were comfortable in third.

Anderson recorded a time of 54.95 seconds for her second leg as Team England kept New Zealand and South Africa at bay to finish third.

She said: “It was just really cool to be in that environment. It’s been great learning from other teams and seeing how they swim, how they handle themselves in the cold room, it’s really inspiring.”

Meanwhile, Oswestry-born Caro Hulme earned her first cap as Wales stunned 2006 silver medallists India in a dramatic opening game in the women’s hockey.

Knighton Hockey Club’s Phoebe Richards was also involved as Natasha Marke-Jones scored Wales’ winner with just three minutes to go as they won 3-2 against a team ranked 16 places higher than them.

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