Woodford Green with Essex Ladies' Tiffany Porter wins World Indoor Championships bronze

Tiffany Porter in action at the World Indoor Championships. Picture: Action Images

Tiffany Porter in action at the World Indoor Championships. Picture: Action Images

First published in Sport

Tiffany Porter won Britain's first medal at the World Indoor Championships by claiming bronze in the 60 metres hurdles.

The Woodford Green with Essex Ladies athlete, who won silver two years ago, was hampered by a slow start but produced a strong finish to record a season's best of 7.86 seconds, just 0.01 secs behind Olympic champion Sally Pearson.

Nia Ali of the United States took gold in a personal best time of 7.80s.

"It's really bittersweet. I'm really happy and thrilled to have brought a medal home for Great Britain & Northern Ireland because you never take that for granted.

"I know I gave up a lot in that start and it's a little disappointing not to execute your best race, but I'm very happy and looking forward to the outdoor season. I like to pride myself on performing when it matters most."

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