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Winnipegger Victoria Tachinski wins bronze at World Junior Track Championships

Victoria Tachinski jogs at the University of Manitoba field house. Global News

Winnipeg’s Victoria Tachinski is heading home with a bronze medal from the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships in Poland.

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The Vincent Massey Collegiate student helped Canada to a third place finish in the women’s 4x400m relay. The country’s time of 3:32.25 was also good for a new national junior record.

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Tachinski placed sixth late last week in the women’s 800m event. The 17-year-old was the second youngest athlete in the race. She finished in second place in her semifinal heat to qualify for the final. Tachinski broke the Canadian under-18 outdoor 800m record last month. She also holds national youth indoor records in the 300m, 400m and 600m distances.

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Tachinski still has two years of junior eligibility remaining.

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