WOMEN’S 300M: Surrey’s Nijjar wins gold

Runner cruises to easy win in 39.36 seconds

A dominant performance from start to finish earned Surrey's Jasneet Nijjar a gold medal in the women's 300 metre race.

Jasneet Nijjar looked like she was shot out of a cannon at the start of the women’s 300 metre race, and she only got faster cruising to an easy win.

The Surrey native blazed through the finish line in 39.36 seconds, a full second and a half ahead of runner up Angelina Shandro (Victoria).

Nijjar said she was tired from the preliminary race held earlier in the day, but you wouldn’t have known it.

You wouldn’t have suspected she was feeling nervous either.

“I was actually trying to take it a bit easy at the start because I knew I was going to be running into head-wind at the end,” said Nijjar. “But I ended up being pretty relaxed all the way through.”

A couple of girls kept up with her, sort of, until she rounded the final corner. Nijjar really turned on the jets with the finish line in sight.

“When I run I don’t really focus on the people who are running with me,” she said. “I’m always running against the clock and I’m really happy with the time I achieved.”

Langley’s Brooke Mussche grabbed bronze.

Eric Welsh

Black Press

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