Category Archive: Field

London 2012 heroes hotly tipped for IAAF World Championships

Some of the heroes of Team GB’s successful London 2012 campaigns are hot favourites to add more gold to their medal collections at this summer’s IAAF World Championships.

Olympic champions Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah are both favourites to win their respective events at the forthcoming championships, according to Betfair.com.

Just over a year since they struck gold in the Olympics, both Ennis and Farah are expected to be in Moscow to compete in the World Championships. And the bookies are foreseeing more success for the pair this year. read more »

GB javelin thrower Roald Bradstock uses Google Maps as London 2012 inspiration

Team GB hopeful Roald Bradstock is using the unlikely capturing of one of his training throws by Google’s Street View cameras as inspiration that he might make the team for London 2012.

The 49-year-old finished seventh at the Los Angeles Games in 1984. Despite his advancing years, he remains Britain’s third best javelin thrower and is clinging to the hope that he might make the team next year. read more »

Team GB hopeful JJ Jegede jumps over three Minis

Unfortunately, car hurdling isn’t yet an Olympic sport but if it was Team GB would be the early medal favourites.

Long jumper JJ Jegede took on a Mini challenge by jumping over three cars. And thankfully he succeeded without sustaining an injury that would have jeopardised his training for a proper sport.

Video: Dmitry Starodubtsev’s pole vault snaps at World Championships

Russian pole vaulter Dmitry Starodubtsev had a lucky escape when his pole snapped in mid-air at the World Championships in Daegu.

He was attempting a 5.75-metre vault when his equipment let him down. If you’ve always thought that the pole vault defied physics, this was the week physics fought back.

Starodubtsev escaped with a hand injury. If his momentum had not carried him safely to the mat the injuries he would have suffered do not bear thinking about.