World Athletics Championships: FOUR BRITONS ON THE BRINK
Friday 20 August 1999
Despite his crushing 200m defeat in Zurich on 11 August, this 23-year- old Londoner has masses of talent and a fierce desire to improve his best from its current level of 20.18sec to sub-20sec territory. With Maurice Greene and Frankie Fredericks here, this is the kind of event which could seem him make the breakthrough.
Performances this year have helped persuade her coach, Linford Christie, to allow her to make a long-awaited switch from 200 to 400m. Her third place at Crystal Palace behind the championship favourites, Cathy Freeman of Australia and Falilat Ogunkoya of Nigeria, saw her lower her best to 50.62. More, and a medal, may be to come.
Like his friend and training partner Golding, Chambers is one of Britain's brightest young sprinting talents. Having broken 10 seconds already this season, he could move even closer to Linford Christie's European record of 9.87sec here, driven on by the fierce domestic rivalry of Jason Gardener, who recorded 9.98sec in Lausanne last month.
Two championships - two victories. The 21-year-old from Loughborough has already achieved his season's goals of winning the World Student and European Under-23 high jump titles in a personal best of 2.30m. This is an extra - and the quirkily-tonsured Challenger cleared his best height with five or six centimetres to spare.
GREAT BRITAIN SQUAD
Darren Campbell, Dwain Chambers, Jason Gardener
Marlon Devonish, Julian Golding, Doug Turner
Jamie Baulch, Mark Richardson, Solomon Wariso
Curtis Robb, Mark Sesay, Jason Lobo
Rob Denmark, Keith Cullen, Karl Keska
Colin Jackson, Tony Jarrett
Tony Borsumato, Paul Gray, Chris Rawlinson
Ben Challenger, Steve Smith
Jonathan Edwards, Julian Golley, Larry Achike
Glen Smith, Bob Weir
Steve Backley, Mick Hill, Nick Nieland
From: Darren Campbell, Dwain Chambers, Marlon Devonish, Jason Gardener, Julian Golding, Allyn Condon
From: Jamie Baulch, Mark Hylton, Mark Richardson, Solomon Wariso, Geoffrey Dearman, Jared Deacon
Christine Bloomfield, Joice Maduaka
Christine Bloomfield, Joice Maduaka
Katharine Merry, Donna Fraser
Kelly Holmes, Diane Modahl
Kelly Holmes, Hayley Tullett, Helen Pattinson
Diane Allahgreen, Keri Maddox
Natasha Danvers, Sinead Dudgeon, Keri Maddox
From: Diane Allahgreen, Shani Anderson, Christine Bloomfield, Stephanie Douglas, Joice Maduaka, Marcia Richardson
From: Natasha Danvers, Sinead Dudgeon, Helen Frost, Katharine Merry, Michelle Thomas, Donna Fraser
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