JAVELIN COACH SUSPENDED
BRITISH Athletics has suspended javelin coach David Parker after allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a female thrower.
Parker, who is a national performance institute coach for throws based at Loughborough University, is understood to have had a relationship with a non-Lottery funded athlete who was studying at the university.
The 37-year-old won the world junior title in 1998 and later represented England at the 2006 Commonwealth Games before going into coaching and team management.
A British Athletics statement read: “British Athletics and Loughborough University can confirm that a coach has been suspended pending an investigation.
“Both organisations are working closely to support any athlete who may be impacted in any way.”