"It has been quite an ordeal. At the holding camp in
Qatar I think I picked up a virus but it came into
full effect yesterday. It was touch and go whether I
raced or not".
Matt up to form in
Also competing on Friday, Welshman Matthew Richards reached 12th place
in the hammer, throwing 60.52 metres.
Thursday 7 October. English high jumper
Samson Oni headed qualifying group A with an
immaculate series of 2.10m, 2.13m and 2.16m - all
first time clearances - while big
rival Martyn Bernard went out of the competition.