Lengthy soar legend is joined by Paul Nihill, Cherry Alexander, Tony Jarrett, Sheila Sherwood, Lloyd Cowan, Verona Elder and Jason Gardener as 2021 inductees
Greg Rutherford was joined by Paul Nihill, Cherry Alexander, Tony Jarrett, Sheila Sherwood, Lloyd Cowan, Verona Elder and Jason Gardener as inductees into the England Athletics corridor of fame.
The celebration was staged on Saturday (Oct 23) on the NEC in Birmingham and noticed the 2012 Olympic lengthy soar gold medallist’s achievements recognised.
The England Athletics corridor of fame class of 2021 consists of…
Greg Rutherford – in addition to profitable Olympic gold in 2012, he took Commonwealth gold carrying England colors in Glasgow 2014 and in addition earned European and world titles throughout his sensible profession.
Paul Nihill – the European champion and Olympic silver medallist from the Sixties died 10 months in the past from coronavirus and was a legendary race walker. You’ll be able to learn AW’s tribute to him right here.
Cherry Alexander – the European Athletics vp was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2019 for her contribution to athletics.
Tony Jarrett – world silver medallist within the dash hurdles in 1993 and 1995, he gained Commonwealth titles in 1990 and 1998 and presently coaches the following era.
Sheila Sherwood – 1970 Commonwealth lengthy soar champion and 1968 Olympic silver medallist. Altogether she competed in three Olympics.
Lloyd Cowan – the previous hurdler discovered his true calling as a coach and guided, amongst others, Christine Ohuruogu, Andy Turner and his son Dwayne.
Verona Elder – a number of European indoor 400m champion and in addition gained 400m silver and 4x400m golds on the Commonwealth Video games.
Jason Gardener – gained the world indoor 60m title in 2004, 4 European indoor 60m golds and was a part of the Olympic 4x100m profitable crew in 2004.
The occasion additionally noticed volunteers from throughout the nation honoured within the Nationwide Volunteer Awards to rejoice their dedication and repair to the game.
David Weir, in the meantime, was named athlete of the last decade, whereas Keely Hodgkinson, Jake Heyward and Charlie Carvell had been awarded the Ron Pickering Memorial fund’s younger athlete of the yr award.
— AW (@AthleticsWeekly) October 24, 2021
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