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Stratford girl into Commonwealth final

22:45 28 July 2014

Chioma Matthews during the kitting out session at St George

Chioma Matthews during the kitting out session at St George's Park, Burton.

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Matthews comes through qualifying

Stratford triple jumper Chioma Matthews booked her place in the final of the Commonwealth Games with a battling effort in qualifying tonight.

The 33-year-old, who won a bronze medal in netball back in 2006 in Melbourne, is looking to match that in the individual competition in tomorrow’s final, though she will need to improve radically on her best in Glasgow tonight.

Matthews’ best effort was a leap of 13.14 metres which placed her 10th best in the competition, but was enough to earn her a place in the 12-woman final for tomorrow.

England team-mate and former World Indoor Champion Yamilé Aldama is also through, but is struggling to make the final after tweaking a hamstring on her second jump.

Matthews, who lives and was brought up in Stratford, has a best of 13.50m set in 2013 and she will almost certainly need to beat that to get in the medal shake-up in the final tomorrow night.

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