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Farah and Rutherford set to bid for Commonwealth Games gold

June 16, 2014 13:30 pm

Olympic champions Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford will both bid to add Glasgow 2014 gold to their London 2012 titles after being chosen to represent England at this summer’s Commonwealth Games.

Farah won both the 5000m and 10,000m titles at London 2012 and will be hoping for more of the same in Glasgow as he once again doubles up.

And he will be joined by fellow gold medallist from London Rutherford, fresh from setting a new British long-jump record of 8.51m in San Diego in April.

The third medal winner from London 2012 Jessica Ennis-Hill misses out because she is pregnant, with Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Morgan Lake and Jessica Taylor competing in the heptathlon in her absence.

Christine Ohuruogu, who won 400m gold at Beijing 2008 and silver at London 2012, will compete but solely in the 4x400m relay.

London Olympians Adam Gemili and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey will contest the men’s 100m – along with world indoor champion Richard Kilty – with Andrew Osagie going in the 800m having run a personal best in the London 2012 final.

And Rutherford said: “This looks set to be a really great summer. The Commonwealth Games is going to be an amazing competition and I know that all of us on the team will be looking forward to putting in our best possible performances for Team England.”

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