Edgar is the Beagles’ medallist
TYRONE EDGAR was the only Newham & Essex Beagle to capture a medal at the Athletics World Championships in Berlin after the men s 4x100m team won bronze on Saturday, writes MATT DINER. Edgar ran the second leg in a quartet containing Simeon Williamson, Ma
TYRONE EDGAR was the only Newham & Essex Beagle to capture a medal at the Athletics World Championships in Berlin after the men's 4x100m team won bronze on Saturday, writes MATT DINER.
Edgar ran the second leg in a quartet containing Simeon Williamson, Marlon Devonish and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey to finish 0.72 seconds behind winners Jamaica and second-placed Trinidad, in a season's best of 38.02.
After making the final, despite breaking his pole midway through qualifying, vaulter Steve Lewis finished an impressive seventh in what was his best performance in a major championship.
He cleared 5.65m in a tough field, while his training partner, Australian Steve Hooker was victorious with a superb vault of 5.90m.
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After seeing his British record destroyed by team mate Greg Rutherford in qualifying, Chris Tomlinson could only manage 8.06m in the final of the long jump on Saturday to finish eighth, behind Rutherford who finished fifth with 8.17m and eventual winner, American Dwight Phillips (8.54m).
"I've only been with my new coach for nine months," he told the BBC.
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"Next year I'll be a lot better and rather than making up the numbers in a final I'm sure I'll be in the medals."
After a good run in qualifying, 5,000m runner Mo Farah finished as the top European in what is always a very tough final.
Farah finished seventh, one place below his sixth place finish in Osaka two years ago.
The brave Beagle finished in 13.19.69, behind Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele who won in 13.17.09 to complete a 10,000 and 5,000m double.
"I'm disappointed, I was hoping I could come away with a medal and improve from two years ago but, looking back, I don't think I could have done any more," he said.
"I gave 100 per cent but my legs didn't feel as fresh as they could have.
"I had hoped the heats would have been easier, but I had to treat mine as a final and work hard.