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Injury hits Chambers' Euro hopes

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Dwain Chambers' bid to crown his comeback from a two-year drugs ban by claiming the European 100metres title appeared to be in jeopardy tonight after injury forced him out of the Norwich Union trials final in Manchester.

 

After performing impressively in his two qualifying races, the 28-year-old picked up a quadracep injury which forced him to withdraw from the competition as a precautionary measure. In his absence, Marlon Devonish claimed victory in 10.19seconds ahead of the up-and-coming prospect Tyrone Edgar (10.23secs) with Mark Lewis-Francis (10.28) third.

 

The trio all hold the European qualifying mark and, under the strict UK Athletics selection policy, Devonish and Edgar earned automatic selection for the trip to Gothenburg next month. Now the selectors, who retained the option to nominate the third 100m sprinter, will decide whether to include Lewis-Francis - or instead hand a reprieve to Chambers.


 
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