James Tomlinson: Teenage discus talent in the #ThrowThursday hot seat

03/10/2019 by Alex Seftel

Throw Thursday is discus day this week as one of Britain’s brightest young throwing prospects has a turn in the Vinco hot seat. 19-year-old James Tomlinson, co-captain of the GB junior team at the European Under-20 Championships this summer, raves about his scrambled eggs. With studying along with t … Read more

Dina Asher-Smith winning the 2018 British Championships. Photo: MV4R Photography

Quiz: Connect Britain’s fastest sprinters with their personal bests

30/09/2019 by Alex Seftel

After Dina Asher-Smith’s British record to win silver at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, I want to know if you can correctly pick out the personal bests of Britain’s fastest ever 100m runners. There are 10 men and 10 women. You’ve got five minutes. Click the ‘play quiz’ icon to start … Read more

Quiz: Can you name the British athletes who won medals at London 2017?

30/09/2019 by Alex Seftel

Wonderful home crowds, a beautiful Olympic Stadium, and expectation for some of the greatest ever British athletes. Can you remember which Brits stood on the podium at the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships in London? Click here to see the licence for the image used in this article under creati … Read more

Stock track. AtletiCAGeneve in Geneva 2018. Photo: Alex Seftel

IAAF deems ‘fastest loser’ inappropriate for World Championships

27/09/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

The term “fastest loser” has been deemed to be inappropriate by the IAAF, who are looking to move the phrase out of athletics to avoid the risk of devaluing athletes’ performances. Reporters have normally used the term to refer to athletes who have run the fastest times out of all those who did not … Read more

Lewis Byng: 17-year-old shot putter delighted by record-breaking rise

26/09/2019 by Alex Seftel

17-year-old Lewis Byng has no shortage of confidence or maturity. The teenage thrower was coaching himself until twelve months ago. “I didn’t really go to a gym, it was mainly track work on my own. I’d get my mum to record throws and every session I’d get five or six videos to look at and I have a g … Read more

Genzebe Dibaba drops out of the World Athletics Championships

19/09/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Former world champion and current 1500m world record holder Genzebe Dibaba will not be competing at the World Championships this year, pulling out due to a foot injury. The Ethiopian has had a strong season so far, sitting 2nd in the 1500m world lists and winning two Diamond League meetings in Rome … Read more

Harry Hughes: “I know I can throw well beyond 80 metres”

19/09/2019 by Alex Seftel

For British number one javelin thrower Harry Hughes, 2019 has been an impressive breakthrough year. He is the first Brit to throw over 80 metres since 2012, with a personal best of 80.32m set at the Loughborough International meeting in May. The 21-year-old grew up in the Suffolk countryside where h … Read more

Hannah Cockroft and Kare Adenegan at the 2018 Anniversary Games. Photo: MV4R Photography.

British Athletics announce World Para Athletics squad

18/09/2019 by British Athletics

British Athletics has confirmed the 43 athletes selected to compete at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai which are being held from the 7-15 November 2019. The team contains 11 world champions from London 2017, including 10-time world champion Hannah Cockroft (coach: Jenni Banks; club: … Read more

#ThrowThursday: Seven stories from British throwing this season

12/09/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

New talent, strong comebacks and a few moments of controversy have been the stories of the season from a British throwing point of view, with some getting a fair amount of attention both internationally and from outside the throwing community. Here are some of the bigger developments to have happene … Read more

Scott Lincoln at the 2018 Manchester International. Photo: MV4R Photography. Shot put. England Athletics

Scott Lincoln: The long road to being a 20m shot putter

05/09/2019 by Becki Hall

The road to 20m is one that hadn’t been successfully navigated by a British male shot putter since 2012. That was until 26-year-old Scott Lincoln managed it three times in a matter of days last week. At the Memoriál Josefa Sečkáře, held in Brno, Czech Republic on 28 August, Scott – more commonly kno … Read more