Athletics: Christie leads strong pack

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The Independent Online
SIX individual World Championship medallists will lead Britain's challenge in Saturday's annual indoor international against the United States at Glasgow's Kelvin Hall.

Linford Christie, who faces Colin Jackson over 60 metres, Sally Gunnell, John Regis (200m), the high jumper Steve Smith and the triple jumper Jon Edwards spearhead a powerful home team.

Apart from the former world 400m champion, Antonio Pettigrew, the visitors lack top names. Yet they still boast enough strength in depth, including four World Student Games champions, to provide a much closer fixture than last year, when Britain dominated.