Sporting Digest: Athletics

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The Independent Online
Max Jones, technical director for throws, has been appointed chief coach to the British men's and women's athletics teams. Jones was chief coach to the England Commonwealth Games teams in 1986 and 1990 and the British junior team between 1991 and 1995. The previous chief coach, Malcolm Arnold, has taken up a new appointment at Bath University.

The British athletes Ashia Hansen, the reigning world indoor silver medallist in the triple jump, and Tony Jarrett, the former European indoor silver medal winner, will compete in the Bupa Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham next month to prepare for the European Indoor Championships in Valencia.