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Enfield & Haringey Athletics Club's Margaret Adeoye secures place at European Indoor Championships
Margaret Adeoye booked her place at next month’s European Indoor Championships by winning the 200m in impressive fashion at the British Athletics European Trials & UK Championships yesterday.
The Enfield & Haringey AC member clinched victory in Sheffield in 23.22 to finish ahead of Olympic 400m silver medallist Christine Ohuruogu.
The 27-year-old told British Athletics website: “I’m happy, I’ve trained really hard this year after the Olympics so things are going well.”
Meanwhile, Enfield-born Robbie Grabarz showed his form leading into the Gothenburg championships by winning the high jump by nine centimetres.
The London 2012 bronze medallist cleared 2.31m and then passed 2.33m to attempt a new British record of 2.39m, which he narrowly failed.
The 25-year-old European champion said: “I’ve never had the indoor title so that was my target today and then come in and try to get the world lead. It wasn’t too bad but I was just running too fast so it was the same story as always. It was only my second competition so to be jumping that high is pretty good.
“I’m ready to try and break the record. I’ve been training hard, I’ve not done too many competitions indoors so I know that when I come out I’m ready to go and today showed that.”