Olympic news you missed this week...
Friday 03 February 2012
Four years after her dream of Olympic gold crashed down at the penultimate barrier in the 100m hurdles final in Beijing, LoLo Jones is back on the winning track. The 29-year-old American had surgery last August to fix a tethered spinal cord. Last Saturday, she won the 50m hurdles at the US Open Meeting in New York. "It's all been worth it," Jones said.
Asafa Powell, who missed the World Championships last summer because of injury, won the 50m in New York, clocking 5.64sec.
What's coming up...
Tomorrow Jessica Ennis contests the long jump and 60m hurdles in the McCain City Challenge at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. In Boston, Mo Farah runs in an indoor mile race.
Sunday Dwain Chambers has his first outing of 2012: the 60m at the Russian Winter Meeting in Moscow.
Thursday Pole-vaulter Holly Bleasdale meets Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva at Bydgoszcz in Poland.
Emerged from his 1500m speed test with flying colours in Glasgow last Saturday.
Also in Glasgow, a first win in a Great Britain vest for the 39-year-old Cuba-born, London-resident triple jumper.
Thumb injury forced the young diver to miss the British Gas National Cup.
Limped home fifth, last and injured in the 60m hurdles in Glasgow.
The Independent's live blog of today's Premier League action
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