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Meet the three Oxfordshire stars who are competing in the Commonwealth Games


Aug 7, 2022

The Commonwealth Games are underway and Oxfordshire is home to three of the amazing competitors.

The games are being held in Birmingham this year and kick-started on July 28. They'll be taking place until Monday (August 8).

Here's the three Oxfordshire stars:

Jade O'Dowda

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Jade O'Dowda, 22, is a former Oxford City Athletics Club member who is representing England in the heptathlon.

A heptathlon is a mighty effort of 7 track and field events (100m hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200m sprint, long jump, javelin throw, 800m run) in two days.

Kieran Bird

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Kieran Bird, who went to the Cooper School in Bicester, has represented Wales in the 4x200m freestyle relay as well as 200m and 400m freestyle events.

This is his first time at the Commonwealth Games but he was part of Team GB for the 2020 Tokoyo Olympics finishing in 8th and 6th places in 400m and 800m freestyle events

Tanya Watson

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Tanya Watson is competing for Northern Ireland. She specialises in the 10m platform dive.

Tanya currently attends St Peter's College at Oxford University where she reads chemistry.