MILLER ENJOYS RECORD FORM
ATHLETES from the home nations look set to make a real impact in this event, with England’s Nick Miller leading the way. The 2014 silver medallist improved his own British record with a worldleading 78.29m at the Stanford Invitational last Friday and that mark puts him fourth on the Commonwealth all-time list, with no Commonwealth thrower having launched the hammer further than his British record mark since 2008.
Scotland’s Chris Bennett also proved his fine current form with 75.11m to beat 21-yearold Matt Denny in Brisbane last month and sits second on the rankings ahead of the Australian.
Denny will have the home advantage, however, and will be looking for a strong first part to his hammer and discus double campaign at the Games.
Miller is joined on the
England team by last year’s European under-23 fourth-placer
Taylor Campbell who is keen to use the Games as a learning experience but believes a medal isn’t out of the question.
“Despite having such a good junior career and throwing big distances I never really medalled when it mattered – I seemed to miss out by 1cm at every championship,” the Loughborough student-athlete said, looking ahead to the competition.
“I have learnt a lot and I know how to handle myself. I just need to apply that to the senior environment now.”
Nick Miller: UK record-breaking form
Chris Bennett: Scottish medal hopeful