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Mutola wil Holmes opvolgen

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Mutola gaat door tot Beijing 2008


Mutola wil goud op OS 2008

Maria Mutola has pledged to carry on running until the Beijing Olympics, despite struggling for form over the past two years.The Mozambique middle distance runner opens her season in Glasgow on Saturday at the Norwich Union International, convinced she has put an ongoing hamstring problem behind her.

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And the nine-time world 800metres champion indoors and out believes she is still competitive enough to emulate former training partner Kelly Holmes and medal at an Olympic Games in her mid-thirties before she retires.Mutola, 33, said: “At the moment Im just taking it year by year, and my goal is to run at the next Olympics, then Ill see.”The last two years have gone a bit downhill. I had a problem with my hamstring and it was difficult, as every time I started to train again the hamstring problem kept coming back.”I kept running through the problem hoping that it would go away but it never did.
“But Im feeling fully fit now ahead of what will be a long season with both the World Indoor Championships and Commonwealth Games to aim for.

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“The race on Saturday will tell me a lot about what sort of shape Im in.”Mutola will be 35 come the 2008 Olympics, while Holmes won double gold at 800m and 1500m aged 34 in Athens.Meanwhile Kajsa Bergqvist is aiming for a years best jump in Glasgow following rival Blanca Vlasics 2.00m seasons best last night.The world champion said: “Blanca jumped two metres in Poland yesterday so of course I want to jump higher than that.”I tend to jump well in Britain, the crowds here are good they know a lot about athletics which really helps.”And Bergqvist has not ruled out beating Heike Henkels 14-year-old indoor world record of 2.07m during the indoor season.She added: “It doesnt always come when you plan it to come. But that is my goal for the indoor season – to get into the sort of shape where I can be in contention for the world record.”The Glasgow meeting will be watched by a capacity crowd at the Kelvin Hall, with all 3,500 tickets selling out earlier this week.

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Mutola wil Holmes opvolgen

27 januari 2006 (0 reacties)

Mutola gaat door tot Beijing 2008


Mutola wil goud op OS 2008

Maria Mutola has pledged to carry on running until the Beijing Olympics, despite struggling for form over the past two years.The Mozambique middle distance runner opens her season in Glasgow on Saturday at the Norwich Union International, convinced she has put an ongoing hamstring problem behind her.

Lang seizoen
And the nine-time world 800metres champion indoors and out believes she is still competitive enough to emulate former training partner Kelly Holmes and medal at an Olympic Games in her mid-thirties before she retires.Mutola, 33, said: “At the moment Im just taking it year by year, and my goal is to run at the next Olympics, then Ill see.”The last two years have gone a bit downhill. I had a problem with my hamstring and it was difficult, as every time I started to train again the hamstring problem kept coming back.”I kept running through the problem hoping that it would go away but it never did.
“But Im feeling fully fit now ahead of what will be a long season with both the World Indoor Championships and Commonwealth Games to aim for.

Indoor
“The race on Saturday will tell me a lot about what sort of shape Im in.”Mutola will be 35 come the 2008 Olympics, while Holmes won double gold at 800m and 1500m aged 34 in Athens.Meanwhile Kajsa Bergqvist is aiming for a years best jump in Glasgow following rival Blanca Vlasics 2.00m seasons best last night.The world champion said: “Blanca jumped two metres in Poland yesterday so of course I want to jump higher than that.”I tend to jump well in Britain, the crowds here are good they know a lot about athletics which really helps.”And Bergqvist has not ruled out beating Heike Henkels 14-year-old indoor world record of 2.07m during the indoor season.She added: “It doesnt always come when you plan it to come. But that is my goal for the indoor season – to get into the sort of shape where I can be in contention for the world record.”The Glasgow meeting will be watched by a capacity crowd at the Kelvin Hall, with all 3,500 tickets selling out earlier this week.

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