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British Championships: Chris O

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British Championships: Chris O

Chris O’Hare (far proper) was first as Scottish athletes dominated final yr’s 1500m British Championships ultimate

Chris O’Hare hopes Scotsmen can once more take the top-three positions within the males’s 1500m at this weekend’s British Athletics Championships.

O’Hare, Josh Kerr and Jake Wightman gained gold, silver and bronze respectively final yr in Birmingham, which additionally hosts this yr’s occasion.

The 27-year-old O’Hare’s compatriot Neil Gourley completed fourth.

“It’ll be very thrilling, that’s for certain,” mentioned 2014 European Championships bronze medallist O’Hare.

“I would like to see one other 1-2-Three for Scots – or perhaps a 1-2-3-Four like final yr. [England’s] Charlie [Grice] is in higher kind than a yr in the past, although, in order that’s a giant hazard and there shall be others.”

O’Hare, Kerr and Wightman represented Nice Britain ultimately yr’s World Championships, the place O’Hare got here 12th within the 1500m ultimate.

Wightman took bronze within the 1500m on this yr’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Video games as O’Hare completed eighth.

Gold medal winners on the British Championships shall be a part of the Nice Britain workforce for August’s European Championships in Berlin. Silver medallists will even be chosen in the event that they meet the qualifying commonplace.

“I am prepared now to go once more subsequent week and the great factor is I’m undoubtedly in a lot better form than I used to be in Australia for the Commonwealths,” added O’Hare.

BBC Sport – Athletics

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