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Ellie adds another accolade to tally

MANCUNIAN Ellie Edwards, pictured, has been named the UJIA Maccabiah Games Open Athlete of the Year, after picking up three medals at the 2017 event in Israel.

The 21-year-old was Team GB's most successful athlete at the Maccabiah Games. She won a 200m gold, 100m silver and a bronze in the open women 4x400m relay.

She was also team manager for the track and field group.

She told Sportsworld: "It's very nice to have won and it makes me feel proud, especially after winning a similar award after I competed in the games as a junior four years ago.

"What makes it even more gratifying is that I managed to juggle being a manager and competing, which no one else did - I can juggle a lot at once."

But the daughter of Eddie and Francine Edwards' experience was not so easy, she admitted.

Although she did have the "best" time of her life.

She continued: "One of the most stressful things was to be manager and to be competing at the same time, but I did it.

"I'm still competing for Birmingham University and for my home club, Trafford AC.

"This is my last year of university so I want to get a medal in the British Universities & Colleges Sport championship before I graduate.

"And, of course, I want to keep training to get as quick as possible."


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