New Zealand's Olympic and World champion Valerie Vili Splits with coach

New Zealand’s throwing darling Valerie Vili, the Olympic and World Championship gold medal winner has split with long-serving coach Kirsten Hellier. Vili made the announcement at a press conference on Sunday, stating that it was a difficult decision to make. The split was said to be a mutual one though. Hellier said in their statement:…

Britain's Phillips Idowu pulls out of World Indoors

Great Britain’s World triple jump gold medal winner Phillips Idowu has withdrawn from the World Indoor Championships in Doha later this week.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…