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Pair bag bronze medals

TWO Warrnambool BMX Club riders on opposite ends of their careers have collected state bronze plates.
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Karla Jephcott and Amber Dowd celebrated podium finishes at the Victorian titles in Melbourne on the weekend in their respective classes.

Jephcott, 33, defied a short recovery time from a broken hand to finish third in the 30-plus women’s cruiser class and the 20-inch wheel section.

Amber, 10, collected her bronze in the 10-year-old girls’ 20-inch wheel category.

They were among 16 Warrnambool riders to tackle the state championships — 13 came home with plates, given out to those who make the eight-person finals.

Jephcott said she was thrilled to back up her 2013 third-place finish, particularly given her injury-riddled preparation.

She broke her right hand in a racing accident in September — her first major injury since taking the sport on two years ago.

She had three weeks to prepare for the competition.

“I was off the bike for 10 weeks so I was unprepared but my legs still knew what to do,” Jephcott said.

Jephcott said Amber, a pupil at Dennington’s St John’s Primary School, was a promising rider.

“Amber did very well, she rode strongly all weekend,” she said.

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