Something From The Weekend: Harrison's comeback; Shattered relay dreams; Elokobi's fitness race
The Good, The Bad and The Odd
Monday 02 July 2012
The Good: Harrison's comeback
Redemption always tastes sweet and Scott Harrison certainly took a step towards atoning for his myriad misdemeanours on Friday evening. The former WBO featherweight boxing champion, who had run into problems with drink, drugs and the law, stepped into the ring for the first time in over six years and beat teenager Gyorgy Mizsei in Glasgow's Kelvin Hall. After the bout, he radiated self-belief: "According to the papers, I'm at death's door, I'm going to die early," said Harrison. "But throughout my suspension I've always kept myself in condition."
The Bad: Shattered relay dreams
There will be as many shattered Olympic dreams as heartwarming stories leading up to the London Games. So many months of preparation for numerous athletes have turned to despair. So it proved for the British women's 4x100m relay team after they were disqualified in the European Championships semi-finals in Helsinki. Hayley Jones was adjudged to have left her lane in the third sector of the semi-final, which dropped the team two places to 17th in the world rankings and outside the top 16 which make up the Olympic event.
The Odd: Elokobi's fitness race
Twitter has brought fans closer to footballers. Now it's YouTube. After Owen Hargreaves used it to put himself in the shop window, Wolves' injury-prone George Elokobi has followed suit with a video to show he is getting in shape for the new season. "I'm just gonna do a bit of sit-ups to keep on top of my rehab," he says on it. "So when I get back to pre-season nothing will stop me getting back to full fitness."
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