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Pittman sets the record straight

23 Mar 06 10:45
An ecstatic Jana Pittman takes the crown of Women's 400m Hurdles champion. 

An ecstatic Jana Pittman takes
the crown of Women's 400m
Hurdles champion.

In front of a roaring crowd of 82,000 sports fans, Australia’s Jana Pittman claimed the title of Women’s 400m Hurdles gold medallist, setting a new Games record time of 53.82 seconds.

Favourite from the outset, Pittman had a strong lead running out of the final bend and finished metres ahead of second placed Natasha Danvers Smith of England.

Scotland’s Lee McConnell ran third, to take the bronze medal in 55.25.

"This has been the most amazing experience of my life," an exuberant Pittman stated after the race.

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