Meadows forced to pull out of Euros

Jenny Meadows
Jenny Meadows

THE Olympic dreams of Wigan star Jenny Meadows suffered a massive blow this morning when she was forced to withdraw from the European Championships in Helsinki.

Meadows, who won bronze in the 800m at the World Championships in Berlin in 2009, has not raced all year due to injury, but was hoping to prove her fitness here before the Olympic squad is selected on Monday.

However, the 31-year-old athlete suffered a reaction to her Achilles injury on the journey to Finland and will not compete in the semi-finals.

Read more in tomorrow’s Evening Post.