5th July 2023
JUMPS PREVIEW: 2023 UK ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
With the UK Athletics Championships getting underway on 8-9 July 2023, we will be taking a look at who is in action, with national titles and places on the plane to Budapest for the World Athletics Championships on the line. Today, we take a look at the jumps.
European Indoor champion Jazmin Sawyers (coach: Aston Moore, club: City of Stoke) will bid for UK long jump title number six at the Manchester Regional Arena. UK number two and three this year, Lucy Hadaway (Matt Barton, City of York) and Lorraine Ugen (Dwight Phillips, Thames Valley), have also accepted entries in the women’s long jump.
2022 champion Reynold Banigo (Matt Barton, Sale Harriers Manchester) and current UK lead Alexander Farquharson (Aston Moore, Birchfield) are among the entrants for the men’s long jump event.
Morgan Lake (Robbie Grabarz) has been in superb form during 2023 clearing a British record of 1.99m indoors earlier this year. The Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow athlete will be the favourite to secure another UK title. Katarina Johnson-Thompson (Aston Moore, Liverpool) has also accepted an entry to compete in the high jump.
2023 UK number one Will Grimsey (Bethan Partridge, Woodford Green Essex Ladies) will face reigning UK champion Joel Clarke-Khan (Robbie Grabarz, Thames Valley) in the men’s high jump competition.
Olympic bronze medallist Holly Bradshaw (Scott Simpson, Blackburn) will be back in Manchester looking to win her eighth outdoor UK title in a row. Jade Ive (Brian Hooper, Sutton & District), who cleared a lifetime best of 4.50m at the European Team Championships, also lines up in the field.
British record holder Harry Coppell (Wigan & District) in the 2023 UK number one in the men’s pole vault line-up.
Temi Ojora (Daniel Sawyers, Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow) and Jude Bright-Davies (David Johnston, Thames Valley) lead the 2023 UK rankings in the women’s and men’s triple jump respectively. Both athletes have jumped career bests this season; Ojora improved to 13.71m, while Bright-Davies extended his best to 16.28m.
The UK Athletics Championships get underway on Saturday 8 July at 11:30am and run through to 16:50 on Sunday 9 July.
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