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Bowie next aims for long jump success before Olympic sprint glory

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 00:45

World 100-metre champion Tori Bowie says she is aiming to compete in the long jump at next year's IAAF World Indoor Championship in Birmingham, UK.

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SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (AUGUST 9, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WOMEN'S 100-METRE WORLD CHAMPION, TORI BOWIE, SAYING: (ON WANTING TO COMPETE IN THE LONG JUMP AT NEXT YEAR'S WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS) "Yes, surprisingly. I'm actually shocked that I actually want to do it but I really want to do it because I want to try and get back into the long jump and I feel like that's the perfect place, perfect competition and... So, yes I will be there competing." 2. WHITE FLASH 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WOMEN'S 100-METRE WORLD CHAMPION, TORI BOWIE, SAYING: "Not disappointment there. I feel like 2019 will be the perfect year to achieve both the 100 and 200 metre (double) right before the Olympics and hopefully I can do it again at the Olympics. So I think everything is perfect timing." STORY: World 100-metre champion Tori Bowie said on Wednesday (August 9) that its not the track but the sand pit that's her main objective in 2018. Bowie, 26, started her career in the long jump and is aiming to compete in the event at next year's IAAF World Indoor Championship in Birmingham, UK. The American said the long jump is her favourite event but she hasn't competed in it at championship level since the 2014 world indoors when she finished last in first round. Bowie said she doesn't want that to be her lasting memory of the long jump. Meanwhile, at the 2017 World Championships in London Bowie is hoping to recover from a sore hip to compete in the women's 4x100-metre relay final on Saturday (August 12). Bowie suffered cuts and bruises in winning the 100-metre title after tumbling headlong on to the track following her dip to claim victory. The injury forced Bowie to abandon her bid to add the 200-metre gold when she withdrew from the heats of the longer event on Tuesday (August 8). She could have joined Katrin Krabbe and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce as the only women to have completed the 100/200m double in the same world championships but she said she didn't feel disappointed about missing on winning the 200m title. Bowie said she's targeting the double at the 2019 World Championships in Doha before trying to complete the same feat at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

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Bowie next aims for long jump success before Olympic sprint glory

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 00:45