Caspar Eliot writes for Oxford’s Cherwell on who could bring home the Gold at the upcoming Athletics World Championships:
Mo Farah – 5000m/10000m
It seems strange not to start with one of our two defending World Champions, but this year Farah has been the class act in British, if not World, Athletics.
The facts speak for themselves: unbeaten in 2011, European indoor 3000m champion, British Record holder over 5000m, the European Record, and an almost supernatural turn of speed over the last lap to leave world-class fields trailing in his wake. There will be excellent Kenyans and Ethiopians as there always are, but with Olympic champion and widely-acclaimed ‘greatest ever’ Kenenisa Bekele looking a doubt to defend his titles, Mo has a great chance to claim two medals, and maybe even an unprecedented double gold, for Britain.
Jessica Ennis – Heptathlon
The Golden Girl. The key to understanding just how good she is is to appreciate that she could have qualified for the hurdles, high jump and 200m individually on merit…
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