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Features Wednesday, 31 July, 2002, 12:07 GMT 13:07 UK
Games diary: Day seven
Jade Johnson poses for the cameras after winning silver in the long jump
Jade Johnson is one of the pin-up girls of British athletics
BBC Sport Online rounds-up the latest Games news from Manchester.

Unexpected gains

The army of volunteers working at the Games are to be given commemorative medals after all their efforts in making the event a success.

All are unpaid and many have taken time off work for the privelege of wearing flat caps and an eyesore for a uniform - described by one volunteer as making him look like a "plonker".

But that very same uniform, a mixture of yellow, white and purple with shellsuit trousers, could prove to be worth so much more than their replica medal.

As well as fielding inane questions about where the nearest bus stop is at the bus stop, some of the 2002 Crew have been offered up to 500 for their garb.


Jack of all trades

Wales' Non Evans is a true sporting all-rounder, among that special breed of athletes who manage to be a success atevery sport they attempt.

She was knocked out of the judo in early action on Wednesday, but never fear, her Commonwealth Games adventure is far from over.

Weightlifting awaits her at the Games and she is also an acefull-back for the Welsh women's rugby team.


Jump reaction

It seems one of the more bizarre career choices when you are allergic to sand.

Profession: Professional athlete (long jump).

England's Jade Johnson, who won silver on Monday, leaves the long jump pit with almost the same speed with which she launches herself into it.

"It can be quite uncomfortable for her," her agent John Regis revealed. "Her body breaks out in blotches and rashes."

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