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European Athletics 2010: Injured Greg Rutherford out

European Athletics Championships 2010
Barcelona, 27 July - 1 August
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Greg Rutherford

Replay - Rutherford leaps to record

British long jump record holder Greg Rutherford has been ruled out of the European Championships, which start on Tuesday, because of a foot injury.

The 23-year-old hopes to recover in time for the London Grand Prix in August as well as the Commonwealth Games in India during October.

Meanwhile, Mark Lewis-Francis has been added to Great Britain and Northern Ireland's squad for the 100m in Spain.

And Marlon Devonish has been added to run in the 200m in Barcelona.

UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee had initially named only two athletes in each sprint distance when the team was announced earlier this month.


Lewis-Francis joins Dwain Chambers and James Dasalou in the 100m, while Devonish makes up a 200m trio which also includes Christian Malcolm and Jeffrey Lawal Balogun.

Rutherford joins Olympic 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu as an notable absentee for Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the European Championships.

The veteran Devonish gained his place following a race-off with Leon Baptiste and the 34-year-old said: "I'm extremely happy to have been picked for the 200m but my commiserations go to Leon."

Lewis-Francis said: "I'm over the moon to get a place in the 100m.

"It's great to get a vest for 2010 and I feel like this is my second chance but I'm not putting any more pressure on myself."

see also
Rutherford sets long jump record
20 Aug 09 |  Athletics
Ohuruogu misses out on Euro place
06 Jul 10 |  Athletics
Athletics on the BBC
21 Apr 11 |  Athletics

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