PREPARATION may be everything for athletes in this day and age but an unusual approach paid dividends for Adele Nicoll this week as the Bichfield Harriers shot-putter
smashed the qualification mark for the European Junior Championships.
Among the athletes included on the WAA programme are shot-putter
Adele Nicoll, sprinters Rachel Johncock and Hannah Thomas, 400m runner Owen Smith and hammer thrower Osian Jones.
described as a "role model" for the sport has been handed a three-year ban after testing positive for two prohibited substances.
Only trouble is it's about as feminine as a Slovakian shot-putter
Ryan Spencer-Jones made his intentions for the Delhi games clear as he threw a new personal best and Commonwealth Games qualifying mark of 17.
I have the legs of a shot-putter
gone to flab" - Nigella Lawson (pictured).
In Thursday's print edition of The Register-Guard, the photographs on Pages E8 and E6 that accompanied the "In the Spotlight" feature on shot-putter
Christian Cantwell were, in fact, photos of another thrower in the 2007 Prefontaine Classic, Dan Taylor.
Winch also points out that shot-putter
Carl Myerscough, who has also served a ban, has been welcomed back into the team.
HE WAS the Olympic shot-putter
with a university education who felt that he wasn't reaching his intellectual potential by swinging through the trees in a loin-cloth.
The 26-year-old former shot-putter
is in line to make his debut in the EDF Energy National Trophy quarter-final at Newbury next Saturday.
Not unexpectedly, the strength events provided future football greats, like New York Giants' tackle Rosey Grier of Roselle (NJ), shot-putter
and javelin-thrower extraordinaire.
Craig Sturrock consolidated his position as fourth-ranked under-23 shot-putter
in the UK with a superb effort last weekend.