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Mo Farah to make final bid for Olympic spot at British Athletics Championships

Mo Farah to make final bid for Olympic spot at British Athletics Championships

Atheletics, EUROPE, GAMES, OLYMPICS, Sports, UK
Great Britain’s Sir Mo Farah is aiming to qualify for the Olympics. The four-time Olympic champion still needs to beat the Games qualifying time to go to Tokyo. Sir Mo Farah will make a last-gasp attempt to qualify for the Olympics at the British Athletics Championships. The four-time Olympic champion is yet to hit the qualifying standard for the 10,000m after a failed attempt earlier this month. He needs to beat 27 minutes 28 seconds to stand a chance of defending his title from 2012 and 2016 and will race at the Championships in Manchester on Friday, June 25. Farah clocked 27 mins 50.64 secs at the British 10,000m Championships at the University of Birmingham on June 5 to come eighth in his first 10,000m race since quitting the track to focus on the marathon in 2017 but s...
Mogadishu-born Sir Mo Farah ready to shine at Tokyo Olympic Games

Mogadishu-born Sir Mo Farah ready to shine at Tokyo Olympic Games

Atheletics, GAMES, OLYMPICS, Sports
Sir Mo Farah, the British Olympic champion of Somali descent expressed optimism amid a sea of concerns from many athletes over joining the Tokyo Olympic Games to be held this summer as the ongoing unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause disruptions and threaten the sporting event. "There's a lot of athletes who are concerned, obviously we will go to the Olympics Games, and as an athlete yourself, it's a once in a lifetime event. I was lucky enough to be able to get the experience from London 2012, Rio (2016). "So I've got there, but other athletes are always thinking and I think sometimes in life if we overthink and make it harder it becomes more hard and weighs on you harder. But at the same, we can only do our best and keep training, keep focusing. "And I guess e...

Uganda’s star female sprinter, Shida Leni Shines.

AFRICA, Atheletics, Cyprus, EAST AFRICA, EUROPE, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Parliament, Sports
Recently, on the Greek island of Crete, at the Chania National Stadium, Uganda’s star female sprinter, Shida Leni, ran 52.62 sec in the 400 metres, finishing a creditable 2nd. She was 0.31 sec behind winner, Eleni Artymata of Cyprus. Please find the full results under our signoff below. Shida’s race was part of the Continental Tour Bronze, Venizelia / Chania athletics meeting, and was the 4th race of her European tour. MANAGER’S COMMENTS Shida’s London-based manager, Jeff Freeman said: “I am very pleased with 2nd place in a good field. This will also have generated ranking bonus points in World Athletics’ World Rankings.” COACHES’ OBSERVATIONS Shida has been trained in Uganda for 8 years by the husband and wife coaching team of Kevin and Sue O’Connor. Kevin commented: ...