Athletics: Lewis snubs British squad

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Denise Lewis, the Olympic bronze medallist and the Commonwealth heptathlon record-holder, has pulled out of the Great Britain squad for the European Cup combined events in Tallinn, Estonia, on 28 and 29 June.

The 24-year-old from Wolverhampton, who criticised the British Athletic Federation and the Sports Council over funding for athletes earlier this week, has decided to reschedule her programme.

In a meeting in Germany two weeks ago she achieved 6,736 points - a score that would have given her gold in Atlanta.