Latest Athletics News (Week 3 August 2018)

Gold for Hollie Arnold at the World Para-athletics European Championships

British athlete Hollie Arnold has been a beacon of pride for her country in the past years and her javelin throwing prowess has given her country one more reason to smile about her presence. She has made a clean sweep of all the major trophies for a para athlete by winning gold in javelin throwing at the World Para-athletics European Championships. The first night saw Great Britain bag seven medals and Hollie Arnold was one of the contributors to that tally. @4 year old athlete Hollie Arnold had previously won gold at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year in the F46 event and she has added to it her world and Paralympics success. But the Welsh athlete is not ready to settle and is hungry for more. When asked about her recent success she said that this was only the beginning and the future holds much more than what she has now. She was phenomenal in the Championship with putting up a record 40.15 metre throw but she never really came close to breaking her personal world record best of 43.02 metres.

Mo Farah aiming for his fifth consecutive Great North Run victory

Mo Farah has come out saying that he will indeed take part in this years Great North Run and he will be moving up to the North East to try make a Great North Run history. No one has ever won the title five times consecutively and with the form he is this might just be a record which is set to be broken. Mo Farah has four Olympic Gold medals to his name and has been the World Champion a total of six times. He has previously won the half marathon event that is the Great North Run in the years 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. A fifth win would see him up on the hall of fame and would be a world record. Vivian Cheruiyot Olympic and world champion will also be taking part in the race and will hope to give stiff competition to Farah bid for a world record.

Usain Bolt indicates that he wants to play professional football

Usain Bolt has eight Olympics Gold medals to his name and has had an amazing career in athletics. But he has been shunned by his critics a lot for hoping to make a change from athletics to professional football after retiring from the world of athletics. Usain Bolt has come out publicly and vowed to prove his critics wrong as he goes into an indefinite trial for A league side Central Coast Mariners. He celebrated his 32nd birthday by taking part in his first professional football event with the Australian outfit.