Showing posts with label Commonwealth Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Commonwealth Games. Show all posts

Friday, 25 July 2014

England´s Farah out of Commonwealth Games

England´s double Olympic champion Mo Farah has withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games due to fitness concerns, his team announced on Thursday.


The 5,000 and 10,000 metres Olympic champion, 31, was recently laid low by illness and has decided to pull out of the Glasgow event in order to work on his fitness ahead of next month´s European Championships in Zurich. "I have taken the tough decision to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games," Farah said in a statement released by Team England. "I really wanted to add the Commonwealth titles to my Olympic and World Championships, but the event is coming a few weeks too soon for me as my body is telling me it´s not ready to race yet. Best wishes to my fellow athletes in Glasgow." 

Meares wins women´s time trial

Australian great Anna Meares won the Commonwealth Games women´s 500m time trial cycling gold on Thursday.


Meares beat England´s Victoria Williamson in a new Commonwealth Games record of 33.435sec.Australia´s Stephanie Morton took bronze ahead of England´s Jess Varnish.