Lynsey Sharp may turn down GB vest for World Indoors

Lynsey Sharp is on the shoulder of Jenny Meadows with Adelle Tracey just behind
Lynsey Sharp is on the shoulder of Jenny Meadows with Adelle Tracey just behind
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Lynsey Sharp could opt to skip next month’s world indoor championships in Portland – even if she gets the call from the GB selectors today offering her a spot.

The British 800 metres No.1 missed the chance to automatically seal a place in the British team when she came third at the trials in Sheffield yesterday when she was run out by rising star Adelle Tracey.

After jetting in from her Boston base last week, the Capital hope confessed to a little fatigue but must now decide whether to take another gruelling transatlantic trip or focus fully on this summer’s Olympics.

“I’ve never done indoors before so it’s still new and I have to think on the pros and cons,” she said. “I’ve done quite a lot of travelling the last few weeks. It’s frustrating because you know what your legs usually feel like and I don’t have that yet. But it’s about this summer.”

Her medal completed a haul of one gold, one silver and five bronzes for Scots in Sheffield but there was no repeat title for Guy Learmonth who slumped to third in the 800m final when victory was there for the taking. “It’s gone a wee bit wrong,” the Lasswade hopeful said. “I have to look at everything now and work out what’s led to me dipping. I’ll rest now and get ready for the summer.”

His training partner Cameron Tindle left without a medal but in possession of a Scottish record at the age of 17 after running 21.14 seconds in his heat before coming sixth in the final. “I didn’t really even focus on junior events,” the Edinburgh AC prospect said. “I wanted this as my best shot at the senior record.”

Club-mates Sarah Warnock (long jump) and Maddie Murray (1500m) also took bronzes with Steph Twell and Jo Moultrie making it a one-two in the 3000m.