Lynsey Sharp shows cutting edge over Eildih Child

Eilidh Child, Christine Ohuruogu and Lynsey Sharp. Picture: Jordan Crosby
Eilidh Child, Christine Ohuruogu and Lynsey Sharp. Picture: Jordan Crosby
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A delighted Lynsey Sharp (Edinburgh AC) got the better of fellow Scot Eilidh Child (Pitreavie) in the special invitation 500 metres at the Great City Games on Tyneside on Saturday.

The double Commonwealth and European 800m silver medallist was unable to catch her other British team-mate, the Olympic 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu who did not run in Belgium.

Ohuruogu stole a march on the field of five with a strong early push on the slightly downhill course.

The Londoner held on to win in a brisk 68.05 secs with Sharp second in 68.11 and 400m hurdler Child fighting back to take third ahead of another GB 800m star Jenny Meadows in 68.47.

Looking ahead to the Intercontinental Cup in Marrakech next weekend, Sharp said: “The atmosphere here was superb. We’re so lucky to be involved in such a great sport and I’ve still got Marrakech to come.”