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Last Updated: Tuesday, 21 March 2006, 14:02 GMT
Beam bronze for schoolgirl Downie
Downie wins her second gymnastics medal of the Games
Downie was awarded a score of 14.075 on the beam
England's youngest competitor, Becky Downie won her second gymnastics medal of the Games in the beam.

The 14-year-old schoolgirl earned the bronze medal to add to the silver she won in the women's team event.

Her triumph took England's final gymnastics medal tally to six - two golds, two silver and two bronzes.

Wales and Scotland earned their first gymnastics medals when David Eaton and Adam Cox won silver and bronze respectively in the horizontal bar.

"My aim was to get Wales its first ever gymnastics medal, this means the world to me," said Hinckley-born Eaton, 25.

"Injuring my knee in Manchester four years ago was the low point of my career and this is the high point, I'm ecstatic.

"The Welsh team is so professional now and I'm delighted to be a part of it.

"I fly back to the States on Thursday, complete my studies in the University of California in May, and then I'll decide what the future holds."

Elsewhere England's Ross Brewer came close to a medal for the second night running, finishing fourth in the parallel bars.

Luke Folwell also finished fourth in the men's vault with Kristian Thomas sixth.

And in the women's individual apparatus floor, Hannah Clowes was fifth while Imogen Cairns finished eighth.

Downie, who is still at school in Nottingham said: "On a Tuesday night, if I wasn't training, I would just be doing my homework or watching television, but tonight I am at the Commonwealth Games winning a medal. I can't believe it.

"My school friends think it is quite amazing, hopefully they are watching it back home.

"Now I am looking forward to concentrating on the European Championships and improving more and more," she added.

Downie, who earned a score of 14.075, was beaten by Canada's Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs who took the gold and Australia's Hollie Dykes.





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