Hazel now sets her sights on the Com­mon­wealths

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Classifieds -

FOR­MER Evening Tele­graph Sportswoman of the Year Louise Hazel will now tar­get the Com­mon­wealth Games in Delhi af­ter drop­ping out of the Erdgas Com­bined Events Meet­ing in Ratin­gen, Ger­many on Satur­day.

The March hep­tath­lete trav­elled to Ger­many hop­ing to at­tain the 6,100 points she needed to qual­ify for the Euro­pean Cham­pi­onships in Barcelona but af­ter drop­ping out af­ter two events she is now look­ing to com­pete for Eng­land in In­dia rather than for Bri­tain in Spain.

She said: “I had a hip prob­lem, which I felt af­ter the hur­dles (where she fin­ished sec­ond in 13.70) and I was well down af­ter the high jump (where she man­aged 1.59m).

“I knew I’d need to make up a lot of points so I de­cided to drop out, ac­cept it, and look ahead to the Com­mon­wealths in­stead.

“I’ve got time to get my body sorted, work on my high jump, and then go to the Com­mon­wealths. I’ve al­ready got the qual­i­fy­ing stan­dard of 5,500 for that.”

Hazel’s in­jury isn’t too se­ri­ous and she is likely to com­pete in Birm­ing­ham this week­end at the AAA Cham­pi­onships.

CHANGE OF PLAN: Louise Hazel.

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