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SportTorn calf muscle forces Laura Muir to miss UK Championships

10:40  20 august  2019
10:40  20 august  2019 Source:   scotsman.com

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Laura Muir was close to tears after missing out on a 1500m medal at the world championships by Semenya could be forced to undergo hormone replacement therapy or face being unable to Muir refused to be drawn into the complex debate round Semenya’s participation in these championships .

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Laura Muir will miss next weekend’s UK Athletics Championships in Birmingham in a setback to her hopes of picking up a maiden 1,500m world title in October.

It has been confirmed that the 26-year-old suffered a torn calf muscle on the final lap of her victory at the recent Diamond League meeting in London.

It has left the five-times European gold medallist, who is ranked No 1 in the world, behind schedule in her build-up towards achieving global glory in the 1,500 metres in Doha.

Torn calf muscle forces Laura Muir to miss UK Championships © AP (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

But even though rules state that British athletes must compete at the domestic trials to get selection, Muir’s status as reigning Diamond Race winner will earn her an exemption from selectors, who are certain to include her in their full squad for the worlds when it is announced in a fortnight’s time.

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Near miss no consolation for distraught Laura Muir . Laura Muir narrowly missed out on a medal in a sprint finish with Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon of Kenya (gold), Jenny Simpson of the United States (silver) and Caster Semenya of South Africa (bronze). Patrick Smith/Getty Images.

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The Scot, who has returned to training on the track, will also sit out next week’s Diamond League final in Zurich and is not expected to race again until the 1,500m heats in Doha on 2 October.

However, her absence will help the cause of training mate Jemma Reekie who will now go into the UK Championships as the second-ranked performer – with a top-two finish enough to guarantee her a spot on the plane to the worlds.

Torn calf muscle forces Laura Muir to miss UK Championships © Getty (Photo by Pat Scaasi/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The European Under-23 champion, who came sixth at last Sunday’s Diamond League leg in Birmingham, believes she is in peak form following a stint in the mountains of Switzerland.

“Training went well, so I’m looking forward now to next weekend,” the Scottish prospect said. “Everyone knows how much I want to be at the worlds. People might say it’s a bonus but I’ve thrown myself into it 100 per cent.”

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Afterwards Muir held back the tears but admitted her performance had been “pretty gutting” and “below par”. Meanwhile Paula Radcliffe, who mentors Weightman, has denied ever saying that Mo Farah “chose the easier option” by missing out on the Commonwealth Games in favour of the European

Laura Muir shows her dejection at just missing a 1500m medal at last year’s world championships in London. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA. Muir is missing the Commonwealth Games to concentrate on her exams. “I think it has made my preparation slightly more straightforward.

Meanwhile, Adam Gemili wants to prove that he is a special sprinter by landing double gold at the trials.

Torn calf muscle forces Laura Muir to miss UK Championships © Getty (Photo by Bryn Lennon - British Athletics/British Athletics via Getty Images,)

The 25-year-old has been crunched by injuries since coming fourth in the 200m at the 2016 Olympics and frequently relegated to a relay role.

But now that he is back to full health, the former European champion is backing himself to speed forward again.

He said: “I have always believed in myself. It’s the powers-that-be. If you are not running consistently year-in, year-out. I know what I can do. I have been labelled as not medal potential, more of a chance in the relay, which is fair enough. The last few years, I haven’t really proved that.

“But I know when I am fit, healthy and in good shape, I can go and challenge the world’s best.”

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