Posted by Paul Volta on June 17, 2013 in: Field, Track|Comments Off
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 »
Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius is not yet certain to run at London 2012, according to South Africa’s Olympic Committee (Sascoc).
The 24-year-old was widely believed to have secured his place at the Games when he ran the Olympic “A” qualifying time in July. But Sascoc has confirmed that Pistorius will have to meet the qualifying time again closer to the Olympics in order to compete.
Sascoc chief executive Tubby Reddy said: “Within three months of the Games, if he runs that time he qualifies.
“Many people have said he has run that time already, however, he has not qualified.”
Pistorius is battling to medal at both the Olympics and Paralympics in 2012.
Posted by Paul Volta on August 5, 2011 in: Team GB, Track|Comments Off
Team GB distance runner Mo Farah is getting creative with the Islamic calendar to help him secure a medal at the World Championships in Daegu.
Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, started on August 1 and lasts until August 29. Farah would ordinarily fast during daylight throughout Ramadan. But this year he will do some additional fasting after Ramadan is over for most Muslims to compensate for eating and drinking during the day in the run-up to the championships, which start on August 27.
He said: “I’m going to fast as soon as I finish my season. When I finish Daegu I will take my break and the days I’ve missed I will catch up then. It’s important that you stay hydrated and eat well – I don’t want to change anything, even have a shave!”