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Decathlete Martin Brockman to train in Australia

Martin Brockman
Brockman won a Commonwealth bronze in 2010

Kent decathlete Martin Brockman is to train in Australia this winter as he bids to reach Olympic 'B' standard.

The standard is 8,000 points, 300 above the 23-year-old Maidstone athlete's total that won him bronze in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010.

Brockman told BBC Radio Kent: "Just for Olympic year I'm going to go for it, Australia is the best place to go.

"You only need one good score to get that place, to get that you need 10 events to come together in two days."

Brockman will compete in two decathlons while being in Australia for three months before returning to Kent in February to continue his preparations.

"It's either warm weather training or snow avoidance maybe. It's bound to be sunny there," said Brockman.

"I'm going to then come back and see where I am. There are a few [competitions] around Europe, the possibility of the European championships in Finland but any competition I can do I will do.

"It's not that easy to achieve but you've got four of five chances to do it."

see also
Olympic Dreams: Martin Brockman
05 Aug 11 |  Olympics

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