Athletics: Gunnell honours club ties

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SALLY GUNNELL makes her first track appearance since winning her Olympic gold medal when she competes at Sheffield's Don Valley Stadium on Saturday.

Gunnell will run for her club, Essex Ladies, in the GRE Women's Jubilee Cup final. Rather than run her gold medal-winning distance, the 400 metres hurdles, Gunnell has opted for the 100 metres hurdles and the relays. Jenny Stoute, who won bronze with Britain's 4 x 400 metres relay squad, is also in action.

Khalid Skah, of Morocco, and Kenya's Richard Chelimo, who exchanged the 10,000 metres gold medal in Barcelona following the former's disqualification and subsequent reinstatement, meet again in Copenhagen on 25 August. The pair will race over 5,000 metres at a meeting currently featuring 37 Olympic medallists.

Eleven of Kenya's Olympic athletes, including five medallists, failed to arrive in Nairobi for a luncheon with President Daniel arap Moi yesterday. They did not board their connecting flight to Kenya at Heathrow and most are expected to appear at the Lucozade invitation meeting in Sheffield tomorrow.

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