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4 July 2012 | PR 12/126
Commonwealth Games silver medallist set to compete at Loughborough
Commonwealth silver medallist Katherine Endacott is set to compete at the Loughborough European Athletics Permit meet (LEAP) at Loughborough University on Saturday.
The 32-year-old sprinter finished second in Delhi in 2010 in the 100 metres in a time of 11.44 secs.
She missed out on selection for the Team GB athletics squad for the London 2012 Olympic Games but has been picked by the British bobsleigh squad for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Katherine finished fourth in both the 100 metres and the 200 metres at the Olympic trials in Birmingham recently and has competed at Loughborough before, finishing second in the 200 metres at the Loughborough International Athletics meet in 2010.
Katherine, from Plymouth, is the latest British athlete to join a list of competitors which includes Jessica Ennis, the golden girl of British athletics, fellow heptathlete Louise Hazel, and Loughborough Paralympian discus thrower Dan Greaves.
Jamaican 400 metres runner Peter Mathews is also set to compete. Peter, who ran a personal best of 45.62 secs at the World University Games last year, is part of Glenn Mills’ group which includes Olympic 100 metre champion Usain Bolt
Loughborough’s Will Sharman, who missed out on Olympic selection, is set to compete in the 110 metres hurdles. Will finished fifth in last year’s world championships
Norway’s Isabelle Pedersen, who won gold in the 100 metres hurdles at the 2010 World Junior Championships has also confirmed she will run.
British trials 100 metres winner Ashleigh Nelson takes on Commonweath Games finalist Laura Turner and Papua Guinea’s Olympics-bound Toea Wisil in the women’ 100m
Greek javelin thrower Olga Kotmilosi is also competing and will be hoping to clinch a place at the Olympics.
LEAP is expected to attract between 300 and 400 athletes, some from Europe as well as others from American, Australian and Jamaican Olympic teams who are all based in the UK.
There are 1,500 tickets available and cost £8 for adults, £5 for concessions and £20 for a family ticket (two adults and two children). Tickets for staff and students cost £5. Gates open at 12 noon and the first event is at 1pm.
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Loughborough has been selected by the British Olympic Association as the Official Preparation Camp Headquarters for Team GB prior to the London 2012 Olympic Games. The University has also signed a partnership with the Japanese Olympic Committee that will see both organisations working together until the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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