Meadows will not appeal against 800m exclusion
Jenny Meadows will not appeal against the selectors' decision to choose only Lynsey Sharp to compete in the women's 800 metres at the Olympic games.
The decision was a surprise after Meadows won medals at the World Championships and world and European Indoor Championships since 2009. She has been unable to race this year due to injury.
Although Meadows has made the Olympic A standard time, the selectors chose Sharp, who has not met the A standard but is in form, having won European silver last Friday.
"To be honest, I'm stunned that there will be only one competitor in the women's 800m," Meadows said, explaining her decision. "The scenario they've gone for would mean deselecting one athlete and I don't want to be the person to do that. Lynsey and her family and coaching team will be ecstatic and I couldn't deprive her of that. I've been in the situation in the past when I've not got picked and I've been absolutely devastated. I would never want to take her sweets away from her." MORE
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