Athletic News Updates

World Para Athletics Championship to share the stage with IAAF equivalent

In a first, the Para Athletes will match the strides of Usain Bolt and Mo Farah after IAAF pairs with the World Para Athletics. The event will break many stereotypes, and UK athletes Jonnie Peacock and Richard Whitehead will look to prove their mettle in front of their home crowd. In a bid to rake up viewership concerning Para Athletics, which has grown steadily over the decade, the competition will run for nine days with morning and evening sessions. 100 countries are to be represented, ten more than the competition held in Doha in 2015.

Holly Bradshaw wins her ninth British title

Pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw won her ninth British title and cemented her place in the World Athletics Championship held in London next month. This 25-year-old athlete looks in ravishing form as she is fully prepared to go head on with the best. Bradshaw won gold at the British team trials with 4.45 meters. While this may not seem much, especially when she has raised the bar up to 4.80 meters in May. Overall her performance this year has been very good. Holly Bradshaw certainly has a sum of experience with her participations in IAAF world championships in China and the Olympics in Rio last year. 

Eilidh Doyle in full preparation for the World Championships

Eilidh Doyle is preparing very hard for the IAFF World Championships. The Scot has qualified for the world championships in London, by winning the trials in Birmingham. The championships next month are going to be hard especially in the 400 m hurdles category. Doyle knows this and she has said she will run like every race is the final race. The US women will give very tough competition noted Eilidh Doyle.

Cameron Chalmers turns down 400 m race

Cameron Chalmers has turned down a spot in the 400 m race at the London Anniversary Games. The 20-year-old runner finished third to secure a lane but turned it down to rest for the European under 23 championships. Although Chalmers missed out on the World Championships next month, he is still hopeful of making into Great Britain’s 4×400 m team. 

Bethan Davies set to take the grand stage

Walker Bethan Davies sealed her World Championship place by winning the British Championships in Birmingham. The Welsh walker set up her place in the 20 km walk setting new records in the 5 km and the mile. She completed three events in just seven days to qualify for the world championships. Davies though overjoyed knows that the championships next month will not be a piece of cake. She will face tough competition from all over the world.