Search

Fluey Chris Tomlinson struggles in long jump at British Indoor Grand Prix

PUBLISHED: 17:04 17 February 2014 | UPDATED: 17:04 17 February 2014

Chris Tomlinson

Chris Tomlinson

EMPICS Sport

Chris Tomlinson admits he performed well below his usual standard during the men’s long jump competition at the weekend’s British Indoor Grand Prix meeting, writes Ziad Chaudry.

The 32-year-old Hampstead resident was suffering with the flu and posted a disappointing 7.63m – a long way off his British record of 8.18m which he achieved six years ago in Stuttgart – and that left him in eighth place.

Russian Aleksandr Menkov edged out China’s Jinzhe Li by 2m to win with 8.14m while London Olympic champion Greg Rutherford took third spot with 8.00m.

“It was a bit disappointing,” said Tomlinson. “The doctors advised me not to compete but I needed to compete. I gave it a real go but it was difficult to get to the take-off board. I felt dazed so I had nothing really to give.

“To be honest I’m not really an ill person so it was the first time I’ve jumped with it [the flu]. I just thought ‘let’s see what it’s like’ but obviously I now know!”

Tomlinson began his indoor season with a 7.75m effort in Glasgow before recording a 2014 best of 7.81m two weeks ago in Moscow, Russia.

He said: “To be honest it hasn’t been a great indoor season for me, it’s been pretty disappointing – [there have been] a few technical changes and things.”

0 comments

Latest Hampstead & Highgate Sports News

Yesterday, 17:04

This news means this season will be the last at the current White Hart Lane

Yesterday, 14:26

Spurs boss adamant his side can catch leaders Chelsea ahead of Sunday’s North London Derby

Yesterday, 12:38

Women will meet at Lee Valley on June 10

Yesterday, 12:00

Time for another Friday fanzone Q&A. Today we have the wonderful David Faber – aka Goonerholic – who’s followed the club for more than six decades. Read what The Arsenal means to him.

Yesterday, 08:34

Bognor Regis Town 2 Wingate & Finchley 1

Thu, 17:00

Nicoll targets top spot in Premier League

Thu, 15:03

Marghini claims first place in under-15 girls’ race

Thu, 15:00

Full-back raises £1,500 for charity

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read Hampstead & Highgate sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now