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Judd hopes to make it through to the 800m final

Jessica Judd in the 800m heats at the European Championships in Zurich.
Jessica Judd in the 800m heats at the European Championships in Zurich. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Essex runner Jessica Judd is on course for a second major championship final of the summer.

Judd, who finished fourth in the 800m at the Commonwealth Games last month, qualified in third place in her heat at the European Championships in Zurich this morning.

The 19-year old will run in tomorrow's semi-final. She is hoping to qualify for the final on Saturday.

Corby hurdler sprints into the semi finals

William Sharman (left) during the Men's 110m Hurdles Heats in Zurich.
Great Britain's William Sharman (left) during the Men's 110m Hurdles Heats in Zurich. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Corby hurdler Will Sharman is on course for a second major championship medal of the summer.

Sharman, who won silver at the Commonwealth Games last month, finished first in his 110m hurdles heat at the European Championships in Zurich this morning.

His time of 13.29 seconds was the joint fastest in the four heats.

The semi-finals and final take place tomorrow.

Newmarket javelin thrower Goldie Sayers named as Team GB captain

Goldie Sayers will captain Team GB.
Goldie Sayers will captain Team GB. Credit: PA

Newmarket javelin thrower Goldie Sayers says she's honoured to have been named as Team GB captain for next week's European Championships in Zurich.

The former Ely school pupil has struggled with a serious elbow injury since the Olympics two years ago, but made her competitive comeback recently in the Commonwealth Games.

“Having had a fairly nightmarish past 18 months - and not knowing whether I'd ever throw or compete again - getting back into the GB vest alone has been incredible.

To say captaincy is an added bonus, is a massive understatement."

– Goldie Sayers, Team GB

Read more: Goldie Sayers puts Olympic heartbreak behind her

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Grabarz finishes 8th in high jump at World Championships

Cambrideshire's Robbie Grabarz finished 8th in the high jump at the World Athletics Championships. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Cambridgeshire's Robbie Grabarz has failed to repeat his Olympic success and win a medal in the men's high jump final at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow.

The Olympic bronze medallist from St Neots qualified with the joint best height - 2.29 metres.

It was a height he equalled on Thursday but Grabarz couldn't clear the next mark up - 2.32 metres. It was three failures and out leaving him in 8th place.

Robbie Grabarz through to high jump final

Robbie Grabarz from St Neots in Cambridgeshire is through to the final of the high jump at the World Championships Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Cambridgeshire's Robbie Grabarz has found some form and is safely through to the final of the men's high jump at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow.

Grabarz, from St Neots, produced the joint best clearance of 2.29 metres in the qualifying session. The Olympic bronze medallist will bid for a World medal on Thursday 15 August.

Grabarz takes British indoor title

Grabarz on his way to high jump victory Credit: PA

Olympic high jump medallist Robbie Grabarz was crowned UK Indoor high jump champion in Sheffield.

The St Neot's athlete failed to get a new British record, but continued his preparations for next month's European Indoor Championships with a season's best, winning with a jump of 2.31 metres.

After his win, Grabarz said: "The target is to win in Gothenburg and I am looking forward to it"

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