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Golfer not fit to com­pete YOUTH OLYMPICS

Harefield Gazette - - MOTORS -

ANNABEL Dim­mock in­sists it is with her long-term future in mind that she took the tough de­ci­sion to with­draw from the Youth Olympic Games in China.

A back in­jury that has been trou­bling the Hilling­don-born golfer all sum­mer flared up again on Mon­day even­ing.

The 17-year-old said the de­ci­sion to pull out was not taken lightly, par­tic­u­larly as she has been prac­tis­ing at the driv­ing range and get­ting a look at the Nan­jing course – one she be­lieves would have suited her style of play.

How­ever, with her main fo­cus be­ing the Rio Games in two years’ time, Dim­mock be­lieves she made the right judg­ment.

“It was a re­ally tough de­ci­sion to with­draw,” she said. “I sat down with my team leader, Becca Wood, chef de mis­sion Sarah Winck­less and the phys­ios and we came to a de­ci­sion based on what would be best for me.

“And while not com­pet­ing isn’t the de­ci­sion I wanted, it is the right de­ci­sion. I’ve had the in­jury for a while and I ac­tu­ally only started be­ing able to hit balls two days be­fore we flew to China last week.

“We hoped it would have healed enough and I would have been okay for com­pe­ti­tion but it is a lig­a­ment strain and un­for­tu­nately it wasn’t go­ing to heal with just rest.”

The Bri­tish Olympic As­so­ci­a­tion pre­pares and leads Bri­tish ath­letes at the sum­mer, win­ter and youth Olympic Games. It works in part­ner­ship with Na­tional Gov­ern­ing Bod­ies for sport to en­hance Olympic suc­cess and is re­spon­si­ble for cham­pi­oning the Olympic Val­ues. See www.teamgb.com. LADY­GATE Bowls Club are on the verge of be­ing crowned cham­pi­ons of Bid­good League Di­vi­sion One.

In a top-of-the-ta­ble clash, they edged out neigh­bours North­wood A 28-26 to take three points and put one hand on the tro­phy.

They need just two points from their fi­nal match, against Cen­tury, to guar­an­tee the ti­tle.

East­cote need only one point from their last match to avoid the drop af­ter los­ing 36-33 to Har­row. This would rel­e­gate Mill, who were beaten 38-25 at Cen­tury.

In Di­vi­sion Two, win­ners at Kings­bury but a 55-17 re­verse at Pin­ner.

North­wood are clos­ing in on the Vet­eran’s League Di­vi­sion One ti­tle af­ter be­ing awarded five points when op­po­nents Hen­don failed to raise a team.

Only Weald­stone can now deny them the ti­tle, but they need 9.5 out of a pos­si­ble 10 points to do so.

In the Chiltern and Thames League, Cow­ley came out on top 70-40 in their match against neigh­bours

Michael Web­ber, Karen Fisher and Stan Driver were first to play and they led the way with the high­est win­ning rink of 25-8.

also took on Yiewsley and West Dray­ton and en­joyed a 65-33 suc­cess.

There were two equal high­est win­ning rinks – B Poole, S Cut­more and D Maylin (26-17) and P Rance and S Bren­nan (19-10). were 39-26

suf­fered

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