Several encouraging results at European Athletics Youth Championships Tblisi, from GB u17yr’s….eg .Gold and Silver in the girls 800m…..And looking at Power of 10 rankings we now have 6 girls already running 2min 06 this year.. This is the highest number of u17r girls running under 2.07 for at least 5 years..The sport (NGB) should do all possible to encourage these girls to continue for another 4 to 8 years….So UKA/GB need to change their ridiculous selection policy. They need to consider what Athletes, Parents, Coaches, Clubs and athletic fans want and expect regarding selection for major events…..Ie. If there’s a 3rd space vacant then fill it with the 3rd best GB has to offer.
Thomas; Thanks for posting your ‘2016 highlights’ as I’m not a ‘blog nor tweet’ follower .
Its natural,for me at least , to quickly forget some of the fanatic world records and remarkable achievements , particularly by non Brits with names that don’t roll off my tongue too easily….hence why I personally tend to forget them. But your report was an excellent reminder and an interesting read. I agree with you with your choice of Male Performance of the Year – WAYDE VAN NIEKERK….and look forward to seeing him compete in London this summer.