Great Britain’s World triple jump gold medal winner Phillips Idowu has withdrawn from the World Indoor Championships in Doha later this week. The 31-year-old, who won World Championship gold outdoors in Berlin last summer, made the decision for personal reasons following the birth of his second child last week. Idowu said: “I am gutted not … Continue reading Britain's Phillips Idowu pulls out of World Indoors
Charles van Commenee refuses to name specific colours, but firmly believes there is a great chance the Aviva Great Britain team will return from next weekend’s World Indoor Championships with at least five medals. UK Athletics’ dynamic head coach is highly confident Dwain Chambers, Jessica Ennis, Phillips Idowu, Jenny Meadows and the men’s 4×400 metres … Continue reading British boss Charles van Commenee predicts medal success in Doha
Olympic champion hurdler Dayron Robles remained perfect in four races this season at the Aviva Grand Prix on Saturday, while injury-hit Christian Olsson won his first triple jump competition in three years.
Some winners at the meeting were Jessica Ennis, who defeat favourite Lolo Jones in the women’s 60 metres hurdles dash – running a national record and a new world leading mark of 7.95seconds.
American speedster Carmelita Jeter opened her season with a victory in the women’s 60m dash at Saturday’s Aviva International Match in Glasgow. Jeter, who is using these competitions as preparation for the upcoming IAAF World Indoor Championships – should she make the United States’ team – won the race comfortably in 7.19seconds. Jeter came home … Continue reading Carmelita Jeter opens with 60m victory in Glasgow