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Pittman and Lewis again straddle peace

15/04/2006 09:48:43 PM Comments (0)

Tamsyn Lewis and Jana Pittman have buried the hatchet - again.

Lewis says Pittman called her from New Zealand, where the Commonwealth golden girl was honeymooning with husband Chris Rawlinson, to make peace.

"That phone call made everything better," Lewis has told New Idea magazine.

"I feel so happy it's all over - I couldn't handle anymore bitterness."

The truce comes after Lewis said last week she'd "had an absolute gutful" and didn't want to have "anything to do with her (Pittman) ever again."

That outburst was inspired by Pittman's attempt to make up with England's 4x400m relay team after they controversially lost the Commonwealth Games gold medal on a protest by the Australian team featuring Pittman and Lewis.

Pittman wrote to English athletics officials and offered to hand over her gold medal.

England athletics team head coach Brad McStravick said that in her letter of apology Pittman had "blamed it on Tamsyn going to the officials and pointing out the fact that our girl was in the wrong place".

Now Lewis says they have made up and agreed to move forward with their respective careers.

"Jana told me she'd finally had time after the wedding to sit down and read news reports on the internet," Lewis told the New Idea issue which goes on sale Monday.

"She was shocked to see that she was supposed to have blamed me in her letter. She said it wasn't true and she was sorry I was upset.

"It was nice of her to ring me, especially on her honeymoon, and now a really rough time looks like being in the past for both of us."

The ceasefire follows a previous truce announced by Lewis in New Idea last month in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games when comments in the media had fired both parties up.

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