World Athletics Championships: FOUR BRITONS ON THE BRINK


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.




Darren Campbell, Dwain Chambers, Jason Gardener


Marlon Devonish, Julian Golding, Doug Turner


Jamie Baulch, Mark Richardson, Solomon Wariso


Curtis Robb, Mark Sesay, Jason Lobo


John Mayock


Rob Denmark, Keith Cullen, Karl Keska


Jon Brown

110m hurdles

Colin Jackson, Tony Jarrett

400m hurdles

Tony Borsumato, Paul Gray, Chris Rawlinson


Dean Macey

High jump

Ben Challenger, Steve Smith

Pole vault

Kevin Hughes

Long jump

Nathan Morgan

Triple jump

Jonathan Edwards, Julian Golley, Larry Achike


Mark Proctor


Glen Smith, Bob Weir


Steve Backley, Mick Hill, Nick Nieland

4x100m relay

From: Darren Campbell, Dwain Chambers, Marlon Devonish, Jason Gardener, Julian Golding, Allyn Condon

4x400m relay

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


Paula Radcliffe


Paula Radcliffe

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Diane Allahgreen, Keri Maddox

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Triple jump

Ashia Hansen


Lorraine Shaw

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From: Diane Allahgreen, Shani Anderson, Christine Bloomfield, Stephanie Douglas, Joice Maduaka, Marcia Richardson

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From: Natasha Danvers, Sinead Dudgeon, Helen Frost, Katharine Merry, Michelle Thomas, Donna Fraser

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