Sainsbury's 2015 School Games
Manchester 3-6 September
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Athletes up the ante on day three of the Sainsbury's 2015 School Games
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Athletes up the ante on day three of the Sainsbury's 2015 School Games
6 September 2015, 10:10
By Sainsbury's School Games
The Sainsbury's 2015 School Games continued to excite and entertain as no fewer than 11 sports were contested on day three in Manchester.
Saturday saw an array of gymnastics medals decided at the Bolton Arena and Woking's Jamie Lewis and Merthyr Vale's Latalia Bevan picked up where they left off on Friday by adding individual medals to their collection.

"I'm very pleased with my performances this week," said Lewis, who won floor and pommel gold and high bar silver on Saturday to go along with his team and all-around golds from the previous day.

"I'm glad for the team to win and I'm happy with my finals too. This gives me a lot of confidence going ahead to the London Open coming up.

"I missed out on my School Games debut last year because I broke my foot so it's been nice to come finally and put in good performances. It's a great event."

This year sees seven of the 12 sports featuring disability competition, including in the pool at the Manchester Aquatics Centre where Worcester's Rebecca Redfern marked the first day of swimming action by setting a new SB13 100m breaststroke British record.

The 16-year-old clocked 1:20.14 to take gold - one of two titles she won on the day with the other coming in the 50m freestyle.

Elsewhere, podium places were decided in the judo including golds for Gateshead's Natasha Fraser (-57kg) and Scottish duo Rachel Tytler (-70kg) of Bearsden and Harry Mustard (-73kg) of North Berwick, while over at the National Cycling Centre, St Helens' Lauren Bate-Lowe continued her impressive competition with gold in the girls sprint.

"It feels amazing to win another gold at the Sainsbury's 2015 School Games - it's a really great atmosphere and I think it's a really great achievement," said Bate-Lowe, who also won the girls one lap time trial on Friday.

"It's such a big event and it's a Commonwealth Games-type environment which should really help me in the future.

"It's a really good experience because when you move up in the sport, the multi-sport competitions are what you're going to come across. It's a really good learning opportunity."

The hockey, rugby sevens, table tennis, volleyball, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis competitions all continued on Saturday too with the medals set to be decided on what will be an exciting final day in Manchester on Sunday, culminating in the closing ceremony for everyone involved.

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