Disappointment for Bromley’s Lorraine Ugen at World Championships

PUBLISHED: 10:04 13 August 2013 | UPDATED: 10:04 13 August 2013

Lorraine Ugen

Lorraine Ugen


There was disappointment for Lorraine Ugen at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow last week.

The Blackheath and Bromley athlete was unable to record a valid effort in her qualifying pool of the long jump.

Three no jumps will be a big blow for the US Collegiate champion, who last year missed out on a place at the London Olympics by a single centimetre.

Other Harriers will take to the track this week, with sprinter Adam Gemili in action in the 200m heats on Friday morning at around 7.35am.

Dina Asher-Smith is in the squad for the 4x100m on Sunday, though she is not guaranteed a running place.

Her club U17 200m record was equalled at the Sweatshop Southern Athletics League match at Milton Keynes as Cheriece Hylton timed 23.49s to win by over two seconds.

This is the fastest time in the country this year and leaves her as a club record holder in the 200m, 300m and 400m in the U17s and also in the 400m in the U20s.

Second ranked in the 200m in the country this year is now her twin sister Shannon, the previous leader.

She won the 100m in 11.80s and with Vivien Olatunji taking both 100m and 200m B strings and victory for the 4x100 team, the women achieved maximum points in the sprints.

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